Florida Civil Record Sealing

Although the near decade of Darren Chaker spent researching and drafting motions focused on California and Nevada law, his knowledge about sealing court records law in Florida is broad. In Florida, public policy strongly favors open government, which is embodied in Florida common law, statutory law, and constitutional law. See WESH Television, Inc. v. Freeman, 691 So. 2d 532, 534 (Fla. 5th DCA 1997) (“Florida has a strong policy...

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California CANRA

As the preceding post discussed criminal data...

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California Background Checks

Release of California criminal history information ( rap-sheet ) is regulated per Darren Chaker. This issue often comes up in preemployment background screening in California and states with similar laws. The dissemination of criminal history information and its consideration for employment purposes are chiefly governed by California Penal Code sections 11105 and 13300 and California Labor Code section 432.7. In California, there is a...

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Seal Texas Ticket

This blog by Darren Chaker notes several state cases decided in support to seal a Texas ticket.  Simply put, whenever a person has been stopped and cited warrants an arrested took place. Atwater v. City of Lago Vista, 533 U.S. 924,121 S. Ct. 2540.” The few months since this case was filed has not changed Supreme Court law.  A traffic ticket is an “arrest” in federal parlance. See Whren v. United States, 517 U.S. 806, 116 S.Ct. 1769,...

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