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You may have a legal problem because you or someone you know is a victim of or a witness to a crime. Or you may have a legal problem because you or someone you know is charged with breaking a criminal law. This section contains links to Web sites that explain your rights when you are a victim of or witness to a crime and also tells you where you can get services and help. This section contains links to Web sites that explain your rights when you are charged with breaking a criminal law and helps you understand the different courts in the criminal court system. Finally, this section contains an LSNJ publication on “expunging” (clearing) your criminal record and tells you where you can get services and help if you have been in prison.

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  • Eliminating a Criminal Record: The Pardon Process

  • Expungement

  • How Can I Get a Copy of My Criminal History Record?

  • How the Criminal System Works

  • How to Correct Mistakes on Your Criminal Record

  • More Serious Offenses

  • People Leaving Prison

  • Social Security Disability Benefits for Ex-Offenders

  • Understanding Driver’s License Suspensions

  • Victims of Crime and Witnesses

  • When Can Employers Investigate Your Criminal Record?

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