Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2013
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the United States Senate has unanimously passed a bill that will help convicted drug charge criminals expunge their records. MacGregor & Collins expungement lawyers have helped several of those who have tried to get their records cleaned or sealed and are confident that this bill will help their rehabilitation process.
According to the Tribune, the bill will change the law so that when the State Board issues a pardon, it will also expunge that person’s record if they were convicted of drug crimes. This expungement would be the same as an expungement that would be issued by the courts.
Those who receive this type of pardon/expungement would not have to tell potential employers that they had been previously convicted of a crime. In fact, if their employer were to ask them directly whether or not they had been convicted of a crime, the law will allow them to say no.
Randy Collins, Orange County expungement attorney, has assisted countless locals who were convicted for serious and minor offenses. “As background information continues to be more accessible to the average citizen, those who have been charged with crimes are under a lot of pressure to have their slate wiped clean. Employers, friends, and partners are becoming well aware of their ability to perform background checks. Those who thought that they had repaid their debt to society are now hindered personally and professionally for the remainder of their lives.
“By giving these types of offenders the ability to start over, they have a much better chance of making choices that are for the betterment of society. If these types of offenders feel that they are in a hopeless situation, there is a much higher chance that they will pursue their goals through illegal activities,” said attorney Collins.
Although general records would conceal any arrests or police contact following an expungement or pardon, police officers would still have access. These types of expungement will only be made available for those who are found to be free of any and all illegal substance abuse and have been found to have managed any addictions.
About MacGregor & Collins, LLP
MacGregor & Collins, LLP is an expungement law firm located in Newport Beach, California. In addition to expungement assistance, MacGregor & Collins attorneys work with those who have been arrested for burglary, drug charges, domestic violence, and driving under the influence.
If you or a loved one need legal assistance, call 949-250-6097 to speak with an experienced MacGregor and Collins lawyer about your expungement options. All first-time callers are provided with free professional case evaluations with no obligation.