View Full Version : How to Get and Clean Up Your State Rap Sheet -CA, IL, NY, PA, VA


Jus' Mom
04-10-2004, 02:33 AM
How to Get and Clean Up Your State Rap Sheet - This manual offers a step-by-step guide for clients to obtain and clean up their state rap sheets. It includes model letters, an explanation of what types of offenses can be sealed and/or expunged, and guidance on completing employment applications. Download for California (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/050542_ca_rap1.pdf), Illinois (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/050542_il_rap1.pdf), New York (English) (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/NYS_Rap_Sheet_Final.pdf), New York (Spanish), Pennsylvania (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/050542_pa_rap1.pdf) and Virginia (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/050542_va_rap1.pdf). (Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives, and New York State Assembly)

Reikimom
07-08-2004, 11:46 PM
Do you have anything for Michigan?

cnj1123
07-09-2004, 10:39 PM
Thank You for posting.

theresa
09-14-2004, 08:24 PM
is there anything on north carolina state?

JJT
09-14-2004, 08:53 PM
Before every state not listed gets questioned........

Are those the only 5 states covered by this manual?

JJT
OR/WA

Manzanita
09-14-2004, 09:02 PM
I like this , thanks

ksoccio1
09-16-2004, 12:01 AM
This is very imformative, and useful even to persons not incarcerated. Many thanks.

Reikimom
09-25-2004, 09:25 AM
Has anyone been able to find anything for Michigan yet? I've searched and have come up empty.

bella
09-25-2004, 09:38 AM
I tried to pull up the one for NY put it didn't work???

teelight
09-30-2004, 01:39 PM
How to Get and Clean Up Your State Rap Sheet - This manual offers a step-by-step guide for clients to obtain and clean up their state rap sheets. It includes model letters, an explanation of what types of offenses can be sealed and/or expunged, and guidance on completing employment applications. Download for California (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/050542_ca_rap1.pdf), Illinois (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/050542_il_rap1.pdf), New York (English) (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/NYS_Rap_Sheet_Final.pdf), New York (Spanish), Pennsylvania (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/050542_pa_rap1.pdf) and Virginia (http://www.lac.org/pubs/gratis/050542_va_rap1.pdf). (Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives, and New York State Assembly)

Do you know of anything on the state of Alabama? Do you have any information on clearing up your credit report with out having to spend alot of money.

cmj_babygirl
09-30-2004, 05:43 PM
I looked at the site is this only for offenses as a juvenille?

lived2tell
12-24-2004, 07:54 PM
I'm going to utilize portions of the info and cross ref to others state resources. I will post my findings

ianagra
01-02-2005, 06:41 PM
Re Rap Sheets,
very useful information, I read thru most of CAlifornia, now, does anyone know if such is available for Canadian provinces, esp Ontario?
thanks

ianagra
01-30-2005, 07:40 PM
Since my last post, I have discovered a Toronto based nonprofit called Pardons Canada. It is online at www.pardons.org (http://www.pardons.org) and the phone is 416 929 6011. They are streamlined to provide one stop help for criminal record questions. If you have been fingerprinted by the police, call them to find out how to access your record.
The cost to remove criminal records, is about C$450 and takes about 6 to 8 months..
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, whether or not you were convicted, you have a criminal record. It may affect your ability to get a job, get promoted, get Cdn citizenship, adoption/child custody, apartment rental, mortgage approval, educational opportunities, volunteer work, US employment, US travel entry, maybe other ways too.
It feels great to just put the past behind you.
So, for others out there, that is what I found.

j2sq
09-04-2006, 05:23 PM
Thanks for posting...

Jess

chinagrl23
09-06-2006, 10:42 AM
Is there anything for the state of Indiana??

2008momof1
12-13-2007, 08:26 PM
Great Info
Thanks a Million

WorkerB
12-20-2007, 11:05 AM
Best thing to do for any state is look up your states statutes. They will explain what is and is not eligible for sealing/expungement and the basic guidelines (how long you have to wait) etc. You can often go to a state probation or DOC site and find info on restoration if it is available and as a last resort go to google type in "your state name + expungement" and see what you get. Some good, reputable civil rights attorney's offer free consultations to get folks started or look for a civil rights organization in your area who may be able to provide state specific information. Some states "restoration of civil rights" do not include the right to own firearms and I am amazed at the number of people whose first concern is owning guns....hellllllooooo, shouldn't your right to vote be most important so that you have a voice in ridding us of the morons who are keeping our laws in the dark ages? If you are charged under Federal laws - that's a horse of a totally different color and you may as well get a lawyer to help you jump through the hoops on that one.

noboundries
03-13-2009, 08:45 PM
Thanks for posting...the link is no longer avaliable. Do you remember the title of the manual so i can search it?

doingnhtime
03-15-2009, 03:41 PM
Thanks for posting...the link is no longer avaliable. Do you remember the title of the manual so i can search it?
I googled How to Get and Clean Up Your State Rap Sheet and I found

http://www.reentry.net/library/attachment.126655?print :)

fparisi
01-02-2010, 02:15 AM
What's the sense of cleaning up the state record? (It can't truly be done in many states.)

Whats the sense if the federal record will always be there, and that's where the background databases get their data feeds from.

Coincidentally, go ahead and google yourself. How can one clean the arrests, sentencing out of the newspapers etc.

doomed!

WilcoMom
01-12-2010, 12:03 PM
What's the sense of cleaning up the state record? (It can't truly be done in many states.)

Whats the sense if the federal record will always be there, and that's where the background databases get their data feeds from.

Coincidentally, go ahead and google yourself. How can one clean the arrests, sentencing out of the newspapers etc.

doomed!

No, not necessarily doomed. Time can help cure the google problem. While I don't have a criminal record, at one time I was a very high profile individual. I could google my own name and come up with literally thousands of links, pages, references ... all over the world. Today I can google my name, and almost nothing comes up. And as for background checks, I'm going through one right now, and they only check the county lived in for the past seven years, no federal check ... so, it's not hopeless.

SyntaxError
04-25-2010, 11:50 PM
When I google my name, the only thing even close to me that comes up is my late uncle's obit and funeral notices. He has the same name as me.

I know I'm out there somewhere because my crimes were all over the news, but if I can't find my own info, then it's highly unlikely anyone else can.

Credit/background checks not withstanding of course.

BTW, anyone looking for expungement info in the US, see below.
criminal.findlaw.com/crimes/expungement/

I found that link from this one:
www publicrecordcenter.com

Just click your state in the middle column.

ekdarkstar
08-25-2010, 07:20 AM
The pennsylvania one is a dead link