How to Pass a Background Check

October 31, 2015 | Category: Articles

Changing jobs can be one of the most rewarding things you do in everyday life.  It can also be among the most stressful—especially if you have a criminal history that you are worried your future employer might not understand.  The truth is that most large employers use private background check companies to vet job applicants, so learning how to pass a background check can be essential to your success in changing jobs or improving your circumstances in life.

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How to Get a Clean Record

October 31, 2015 | Category: Articles

Getting a clean record may not be as difficult as you might think.  The recent changes to Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure, Articles 971 through 995, now create a procedural right to clean your record of non-violent, non-sexual criminal convictions in Louisiana.

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The Importance of a Clean Record

October 31, 2015 | Category: Articles

If there is one truth in life that we all know—sometimes too well—it’s that people will make mistakes.  And mistakes can have serious, unforeseen effects.  In the legal world, those repercussions are often called “collateral consequences.” 

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Louisiana Expungement Law Revised: A Good “First Step” for Thousands of Residents with Louisiana Criminal Records

October 31, 2015 | Category: Articles

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate of any state in the country—which, some would argue, makes it among the highest in the world. A recent U. S. Department of Justice study revealed that, even with last year’s 2% decline in incarceration rates, Louisiana remains far-and-away the state leader in per capita prison population. 

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