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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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(14) Most federal offenses, however, are not eligible for expungement. (15) A recent proposed bill allows for the expungement of certain offenses in limited circumstances.
"There are two processes available in law at present, namely, to apply for a Presidential pardon, which is a Presidential Constitutional power in terms of Section 842 (J) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa if a custodial sentence has been served, or they apply for an expungement of a criminal record in terms of Section 276 (i) of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977 as amended, if a non-custodial sentence was imposed on the offender," he said.
Author Marianne Williamson wants cannabis legalized at the federal level, and supports record expungement and broader economic opportunities for people to participate in the industry.
The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act aims to correct the historical injustices of failed drug policies that have disproportionately impacted communities of color and low-income communities by requiring resentencing and expungement of prior convictions.
In addition to his work as an Assistant Professor of Sociology, Owusu-Bempah also volunteers his time to "The Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty," which is calling for the automatic expungement of all simple possession records.
The state Assembly is still holding a vote Thursday on a measure expanding New Jersey's medical marijuana program, though the Senate has cancelled its session for that same day, when it was to vote on the medical marijuana and expungement bills.
Senate Bill 39 would both add to the types of persons who would be eligible for expungement and to the times when expungement could be ordered.
Berman argues that expungement of criminal records related to conduct that's no longer illegal should be automatic.
This Part further discusses the recent growth of criminal record expungement and sealing and details why these methods have become popular tools for lawmakers to turn to.
The episodes explain how to complete forms while instructing viewers on what to expect during the expungement petition process.
Louis attorney secured a $3.2 million settlement for two officials at a financial company, as well as the expungement of defamatory information in their industry records.