“Will an expungement fix a federal denial to purchase a weapon?” Finally, the question, is going to be answered in Louisiana.September 15, 2016 | Category: Articles
New changes in Louisiana law should allow some felons to purchase a weapon under federal law and to pass a federal background check after they have obtained an expungement.
Important new changes to the Louisiana concealed weapons permit law make expungement an option to help applicants with certain prior felonies obtain a concealed carry permit. These same changes may have the long-awaited effect of allowing some prior felons to pass a federal background check and allow them to purchase (and possess) a weapon legally under federal law.
Louisiana Legislators Consider Waiving Expungement Fees for Victims of Identity Theft Who Need to Expunge Erroneous Convictions RecordsMarch 19, 2016 | Category: News
LEAAC Legislative Update: House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice will consider HB 194 which addresses helping victims of identity theft expunge an erroneous record more affordably.
Why Does An Expunged Record Keep Showing Up? And What Can Be Done When Reckless Background Check Companies Keep Reporting It?March 19, 2016 | Category: Articles
Sometimes, even after an expungement has been ordered by a court, private background-check companies keep reporting it to employers. Here is the why this is happening.
Another Appellate Court Recognizes the Unfair Effects of a Criminal Conviction on Employment ProspectsDecember 30, 2015 | Category: Articles
A new Pennsylvania decision finding it unconstitutional to ban employment in certain healthcare jobs after a conviction joins a nationwide trend recognizing the unfair collateral consequences of a conviction.