Some Big Cities Eliminate Criminal History Questions from Job Applications

By: Wallin & Klarich

Employers face many decisions when deciding who to hire for a job. Undoubtedly one of these considerations is whether or not the prospective employee has had a criminal history. Currently many job applications ask criminal history questions. However across the United States, many big cities are starting to eliminate these types of questions. These changes …

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Mel Gibson Does His Best to Forget His 2006 Conviction for Drunk Driving

By: Wallin & Klarich

Mel Gibson’s 2006 misdemeanor conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol never happened. At least according to his criminal record. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lawrence J. Mira granted Actor Mel Gibson’s request to have his criminal record expunged. As a first-time drunk-driving offender, Gibson was eligible to have the conviction removed from …

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In Tough Economic Times, an Expungement of a Criminal Conviction Can Help

By: Wallin & Klarich

Recent unemployment numbers out of California show the unemployment rate at 12 percent. Experts predict that the unemployment rate nationally will top 10 percent. In today’s competitive job market, the difference between being hired or passed over for a position often comes down to minor factors. One of these potential factors can be past criminal …

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California Law Allows All Arrest and Prosecution Records Sealed and Destroyed When a Petition for Factual Innocence is Granted

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Being arrested can be one of the most frightening and stressful experiences an individual can go through. Beyond the threat of loss of liberty, the negative social and economic consequences of an arrest can often be long lasting. However, under certain circumstances, the California Penal Code allows for all records of an arrest to be …

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How to Have Your Arrest Record Destroyed

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Insight from an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Many people do not realize that if you are arrested, even if the charges are dropped or never filed, the arrest will remain on your record. If you go to trial and receive a not guilty verdict, or have the conviction successfully expunged, the arrest will stay on …

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Clearing Arrest Record After a False Arrest

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Lessons From a Criminal Defense Lawyer It is possible for an officer to unintentionally or unlawfully arrest a person? If an officer arrests a person without sufficient probable cause, this is often referred to as a “false arrest.” The consequences of an improper arrest can include suppression of any testimonial statements by the suspect, suppression …

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