The laws surrounding how to get a criminal record sealed or expunged are often extremely intricate. For many who are trying to get their lives back together, this can present a near insurmountable barrier, especially if they don’t have the funds to acquire legal help navigating the red tape. In Louisiana, the complexity of such laws is no exception, and the Justice and Accountability Center has something to say about it.
Last year, they helped nearly 1,000 people, through a combination of event days and scheduled appointments, learn if they were eligible for record expungement and, if so, how to go about doing it. [Read more…]