A new government report on the rate of sexual victimization in America’s jails and prisons lists the State of Colorado’s Denver Women’s Correctional Facility as having the highest rate of sexual assault and misconduct by staff of any facility in the nation. The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics’ survey of more than 92,000 […]
Sealing your criminal record
Is there a way to get my record sealed? In New Mexico, the only way to get your record sealed is if you were a juvenile when the crime was committed, or if you can prove some kind of identity theft. Sealing your record in a juvenile case: As a juvenile you file a motion […]
Is a conviction part of public record?
Yes. All criminal convictions are public record. If I apply for a job and I don’t disclose it, how would they find out? Different companies have different systems they use for background checks. Some are more thorough than others, and so if the company chooses to run your name through one of these systems, it […]
What’s the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony conviction?
A felony is punishable by a year or more, and it prevents you from possessing a firearm ever in the future, under federal law. It will prevent you from voting and some other valuable civil rights. One of the main concerns is it will prevent you from getting a lot of different kinds of jobs […]