Even Federal Courts are Beginning to Recognize the Need for a Workable Expungement Process‎‎--This is Big News

October 31, 2015 | Category: Articles

In a unique move, a federal judge has ordered the expungement of a valid criminal record of conviction--because it was the right thing to do. Normally, federal criminal records are not subject to expungement. In the rare cases that a federal record has been expunged, it has related to prosecutorial misconduct or outright innocence.   A federal judge now says that's just not fair and has ! recognized that a single, minor conviction has disproportionate collateral employment consequences. The judge has ordered a valid federal conviction removed simply because it is preventing someone from employment. 

This is likely to raise some eyebrows at the Justice Department. Hopefully, it will spur some debate about the need to reform federal expungement rules. An any event, it's a step in the right direction. 

See the article below.