Getting Straight With Your Record: What You Can and Can't Do, and How to Move Forward

Location: Rio Grande Center
Date: Sat, April 9
Time: 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

A rap sheet or background check that includes your wrongful conviction and/or arrest can get in the way of finding a job and renting an apartment, and lead to countless "collateral consequences" that get in the way of rebuilding a life after wrongful conviction. These include limitations on commercial licenses, more complicated interactions with law enforcement, and the availability of credit. The rules vary from state to state, but we'll take a general look at how criminal records and background checks work (in theory and in practice), what your record might say about your wrongful conviction (and any other convictions), what can be cone to fix a mistake on your record, and some strategies for dealing with a record that you cannot change.

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