Your past conviction(s) may show up on background checks, which can prevent you from living the life you wish to have by making it harder to get certain jobs, attain housing, or own a firearm. There is a way to own a firearm again after a prior New York conviction(s). Under certain conditions, a Certificate…

If you are interested in obtaining a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities to apply for employment or housing, a process is involved before approval is granted. Below, we’re going to delve into that process, as well as how long you can expect it to take. The Process (and Timeline) of Getting a Certificate of Relief…

If you are serving a New York probation sentence, is it possible to terminate it early? Yes, under certain conditions of the court. Here is what you need to know. In the state of New York, individuals convicted of misdemeanors or felonies often have probation terms attached to their sentences. A minimum probation term is…

A new law in the state of New York will allow sealed records for past convictions. Applicants will have several criteria to meet, but if the seal is approved, they will gain several benefits. The first thing to know is that only certain types of past convictions will be eligible for record sealing. Any violent…

The penalties of a felony conviction do not end once you have completed your jail sentence or paid restitution. Being saddled with a felony conviction can cost you your right to own a firearm, keep professional licenses that you earned pre-conviction, or apply for certain kinds of housing. This type of mark on your criminal…

If you are convicted of a crime, the consequences of the conviction go far beyond jail time. Even if you are able to get probation or a moderate fine, having a conviction (especially for a felony) can limit you for the rest of your life. You may be barred from holding certain jobs, living in…

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