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Getting Your Record Sealed Is Important—Now More Than Ever

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

What exactly does it mean that New York has a new law on the books which makes many misdemeanors and some felonies eligible for record-sealing? It means that the conviction won’t appear during a background check, nor can it be made available to the public. It also means that hundreds of thousands of people… Read More »

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New York City Study Focuses On Potential for Redemption in an Era of Criminal Background Checks

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

More than 80 percent of U.S. employers perform background checks on prospective employees. While finding employment after incarceration is key in order for former inmates to reintegrate into society and avoid recidivism, according to studies funded by the National Institute of Justice, employers are still extremely hesitant to hire applicants with criminal records. In… Read More »

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“New State Law Gives Those with a Record a Second Chance”

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

On November 19th, Newsday highlighted the story of the very first person to have their criminal record sealed by a Long Island court under New York’s new law, which went into effect on October 7th. While it does not allow for expungement, the law allows low-level offenders to have criminal records sealed from employers,… Read More »

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