• James D. Clark updated a blog post
    The effects of a criminal conviction in Louisiana linger long after you’ve served your jail sentence or paid your fines. You may have been convicted years or decades ago, but that conviction is as fresh as new on your criminal record. Your criminal record, including any convictions or guilty pleas, can and will be seen by potential employers, school admissions officers, landlords, and state officials who may restrict your rights or deny you benefits based on that long-ago conviction.   The good news is that there is a mechanism in Louisiana that allows certain individuals convicted of certain offenses to have those convictions “ expunged ” from their criminal records such that the stain on their reputation will be removed and they can move forward without the burden of being labeled a convicted criminal.   What is Expungement in Louisiana?   Expungement is the legal process of “clearing” a record...
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