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People make mistakes.  Sometimes mistakes lead to criminal convictions and a criminal record.  This may prevent you from getting a job, getting into school, obtaining a bank loan, and other benefits.  Many employers conduct criminal background checks.  Recently Ken White wrote about how people with federal...

As criminal practitioners know, many states have well-defined procedures for expunging and sealing criminal convictions.  California, for instance, allows defendants who have successfully completed probation in some cases to apply for reduction of charges and dismissal of their cases, a procedure that is routine and form-based...