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  • How to Fix a Criminal Record
      by HG.org

    Individuals who have a criminal record often experience difficulty in acquiring employment. Many employers obtain a criminal background check in order to flesh out potential problems. However, sometimes these checks include inaccurate information. Furthermore, some individuals may wish to clear their record to avoid this potential problem and others.

  • About First Offender Programs
      by HG.org

    First offender Programs are alternative sentencing program that take into consideration the negative consequences associated with a criminal history. They often allow a person who has committed a crime a preferable alternative to the normal conviction process, provided that the individual completes certain requirements.

  • Are Arrest Records Public?
      by HG.org

    Arrest records contain information about a person who is arrested and the incident that led to the arrest. They also sometimes describe the victim of the crime. Whether they are public record depends on state law and the circumstances surrounding the arrest.

  • Ban the Box Law and Criminal Convictions' Effect on Employment

    For decades, virtually every employment application included the common question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” It did not matter if it was a misdemeanor or perhaps a more serious offense that resulted in spending time in prison.

  • Suspension and Deferral of Deportations: A Band-Aid Covering the Tumor

    Congress and President Obama have both taken recent steps in passing two measures that move in the right direction to solve the immigration crisis in the United States.

  • How Can I Get a Criminal Conviction off My Record?
      by HG.org

    Criminal convictions are often discovered by potential employers and landlords upon completing a background check. A conviction can follow a person around for his or her lifetime in some cases. Seeking to expunge or seal your criminal record may help this information to be removed from the public eye. However, it may not completely remove the conviction from a person’s criminal record.

  • What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Accepting a Plea Bargain?
      by HG.org

    The prosecutor and the judge may prefer to dispose of cases through a plea bargain because doing so helps to manage case loads and reduce the number of cases that require a full trial. This helps to decrease the expense that the state will pay for this portion of the criminal justice system. Criminal defendants may also realize certain advantages by accepting a plea bargain. However, they must also be aware of the disadvantages.

  • What Happens After a Felony Conviction
      by HG.org

    A felony charge is pursued by a prosecutor when a serious crime is committed. A federal felony is category of crime that involves breaking a law at the national rather than local level. Both types of felonies carry similar punishment.

  • How to Get a Criminal Record Expunged
      by HG.org

    In our modern digital age, even having a mug shot, let alone a conviction, can create difficult and embarrassing circumstances. Employers may be unwilling to hire, potential romantic partners may be hesitant to even meet, and landlords may not be willing to rent to you. So what can you do about getting a conviction expunged from your record?

  • Pretrial Dispositions of Criminal Cases

    The vast majority of criminal cases never go to trial. These cases are either disposed of by a plea bargain or dismissed outright. This article explains two common ways by which criminal cases are disposed of in a plea bargain that may also result in a dismissal upon completion.


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