Can I Get This Off My Record?

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On a weekly basis I am contacted by individuals trying to remove criminal convictions an arrest records. This process, often called an expungement, is relatively straightforward, but the “rules” to “qualify” are often complicated and somewhat difficult to understand. The primary benefit is that “upon entry of the order the applicant for purposes of the law shall be deemed not to have been previously convicted or arrested as the case may be . . .”  The entry of the order ...

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The Importance of Electronic Media in Court Cases

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Before the age of smart phones, text messaging, social networking, Twitter, blogging and Facebook, to name only a few, lawyers sought during a law suit to “discover” mostly paper documents.

Today the list of requested data about you and those you communicate with is staggering. It’s also quite a revealing exercise to think about all of the unwise, profane, irreverent and frankly “stupid” things that are captured by our personal devices. It is well to bear in mind that these “private” ...

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