News Story (Vermont)
Associated Press (AP)
June 22, 2018
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Tags: Criminal Records, Expungement / Record Sealing
Organizations mentioned/involved: Vermont Legal Aid (VLA), Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (DC)
Joshua Rowe could not make it to Burlington for the expungement event, but he has been working with Vermont Legal Aid to clear his record. A 31-year-old lighting designer who has worked on tours with Willie Nelson and Trombone Shorty, Rowe said his two misdemeanor convictions have prevented him from taking work in Canada.
“There are jobs I don’t even want to attempt to take, because it will look bad on my record with them if I get denied going into Canada for a job,” he said. “These old charges are holding me back.”