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Expunge

To destroy; blot out; obliterate; erase; efface designedly; strike out wholly. The act of physically destroying information—including criminal records—in files, computers, or other depositories.

expunge

verb abrade, annul, black out, blot out, cannel, cause to disappear, censor, cross off, cross out, delere, delete, destroy, dispose of, do away with, edit out, efface, eradicate, erase, excise, extinguish, extirpate, inducere, leave no trace, nullify, obliterate, oblitterare, put an end to, quash, quell, raze, remove, remove all sign of, remove all trace of, render illegible, rub out, scratch out, strike out, take out, wipe away, wipe off, wipe out
Associated concepts: expunge the record
See also: annul, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, delete, destroy, edit, efface, eliminate, eradicate, excise, expurgate, extinguish, obliterate, redact, remove, revoke
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Since 1999, a subtle shift in the state's political landscape has occurred, with support rising for measures like easing expungement rules.
Of that number, the company estimates that more than 75 million are eligible for some kind of relief, whether it is expungement, record sealing, executive clemency, setting aside convictions or obtaining a certificate of good conduct.
Expungement Still Granted in Roughly Nine out of 10 Cases Where It is Sought; Independent National Review by FINRA of Expungement Requests Urged.
Therefore, in order for expungements to continue to provide relief in an internet era, there must be a mechanism in place to ensure that post-expungement privacy violations do not occur.
Regulators need to step in and crack down on the granting of expungements, particularly in settled cases.
com is now an even more affordable way for ex-offenders to apply for expungements, record sealing, pardons, clemency and other forms of criminal record relief.
NASD and NASAA will closely monitor expungements under the new policy and will consider changes as necessary based on their experience under the new policy.
Since January 1999, when the NASD instituted a moratorium on arbitrator-ordered expungements, NASD Regulation has relied exclusively on the judicial process to balance these competing interests and to determine whether an expungement order should be issued in a particular case.
The background check screeners were laughing when discussing their misreporting of consumers' arrest records and expungements to employers and landlords," fumes King.
only accept cases within the specific defined categories of consumer law (to include certain bankruptcy cases), employment law, expungements, family law, guardianship, landlord-tenant, probate, tax law, and trusts and estates.
Nic Puechner, No Clean Slates: Unpacking the Complications of Juvenile Expungements in the Wake of In Re Welfare of 40 WM.
The new office has been completely remodeled, allowing the staff ample workspace as they work diligently for their clients in the area of criminal law, juvenile law, family law, traffic violations and expungements.