Pictured provided courtesy of Pixabay By: Margaret Potter, Feature Editor In June 2019, Pennsylvania became the first state to adopt a law that utilizes technology to automatically seal certain criminal records from public view.  This law was created with public support to help remove barriers that having a public […]
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By: Samantha Cook, Feature Editor “Get a clean slate!” offers the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. “Do You Have a Criminal Record that Might Be Sealed Under Pennsylvania’s New Clean Slate Law?” Studies of the criminal justice system in recent years have addressed the issue of collateral consequences, the concept […]
By Kaitlyn Burns, Staff Writer On February 16, 2016, the Pennsylvania General Assembly followed the lead of at least 18 other states by enacting its first criminal record sealing law. While the law only went into effect a couple of months ago on November 14, 2016 — and it […]
By Phil Raymond, Staff Writer Putting past minor mistakes behind you just recently became a lot easier thanks to an addition to Pennsylvania’s expungement law. In February 2016, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Pennsylvania Senate Bill 166. This bill became active on Nov. 14. To celebrate this important […]
Tribone Center Opens Youth Expungement Clinic By Zachary Zabawa, Staff Writer This Fall, the Duquesne University Law School expanded the legal services offered to the community via the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education. The Tribone Center, through its Juvenile Defender Clinic, began a Juvenile Expungement Program to serve the […]