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Massachusetts CORI reform legislation goes into full effect on May 4, 2012. CORI reform made important changes to the extent a requestor can access a person's Massachusetts CORI. This legal guide outlines those key changes to CORI access.
The Problem With Sealing When Probation Has Been Imposed Under the current wording of General Laws ch. 276, s. 100C, a dismissal that has resulted after a period of probation has been served is ineli
Shortening of Waiting Periods For Sealing Under G.L. ch.276, s.100A. Under the old version of the sealing statute, one of the conditions to seal an old felony or misdemeanor conviction under 276, 100
Difference between a conviction and a criminal record Many people think that if the criminal charge is dismissed, they have no "criminal record". This is only partially true. While a dismissal mean
Overview of a Probation Surrender If your probation officer believes that you have violated a term or condition of your probation, the PO will serve you with a Notice of Probation surrender that list
Employers Can Ask You to Disclose All Felony Convictions Employers can ask you to disclose any felony convictions, regardless of the type of felony or when the conviction took place or the dispositio
Introduction CORI stands for Criminal Offender Record Information. It is a listing of every crime that you have ever been charged with and includes the court dates and disposition of each charge. E
What is a CHINS? A CHINS action is a civil proceeding used by the juvenile court to get a child to conform his or her behavior to certain rules. CHINS stands for "child in need of services". The
Delinquency Dispositions That Are Not Considered Convictions Most juveniles in the court system are charged as delinquents. Below is a list and explanation of dispositions commonly used in the juve
Understand the Headings DT: = date of arraignment; 3 letter code following date of arraignment = Town/City the crime occurred in; CRT: = court where defendant was arraigned; DKT#: = docket number; O