Darren Chaker – Criminal and Civil Records Are Public Records

Article by Darren-Chaker Criminal records are public records, says Darren Chaker. When trying  obtain an order to seal-court-record or expungement of a criminal record, it is important to note a common law right of access by the public and media to criminal judicial proceedings, which pre-dates the Constitution, has long been recognized by Anglo-American courts. See Richmond Newspapers v, Virginia, 448 U.S. 555, 596 (1980). After...

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