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.
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.
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.”
In the 2014 and 2015 Louisiana Legislative Sessions, the legislature revised the Louisiana Expungement Law so that, having paid their debts to society, people with Louisiana criminal records may finally get some relief from the collateral consequences of criminal arrests and convictions.
Louisiana Expungement Law Revised: A Good “First Step” for Thousands of Residents with Louisiana Criminal RecordsOctober 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.