Free Clinic Can Help Individuals Clear Their Criminal Records

 

WHAT: Expunction Clinic

WHERE: Arthur R. Edington Center, 133 Livingston St., Asheville

 WHEN: December 12, 2017 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Call 828-253-0406.

 WHO: Individuals that are experiencing barriers to housing and employment due to a criminal record.

WHY: Effective December 1, 2017 expunction laws will change. Some of the critical changes include: (1) allowing individuals to expunge all dismissed charges (or findings of not guilty) as long as the individual does not have a felony conviction, (2) reducing the wait period to expunge nonviolent misdemeanor convictions to 5 years and 10 years for first-time non-violent felony convictions.

CLINIC PARTNERS: Asheville Housing Authority Residents Council, Justice Resource Center, and Pisgah Legal Services

Pisgah Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm that has provided free civil legal aid in WNC since 1978 to help low-income people meet their basic needs, such as protection from domestic violence, avoiding homelessness, finding safe housing, and accessing health care and subsistence income.

 

For more information or to pre-register by November 30, call 828-253-0406.

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