Expungement event in St. Gabriel gives hundreds a second chance

Published: Jul. 16, 2016 at 11:07 PM CDT
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ST. GABRIEL, LA (WAFB) - Hoping for a fresh start, hundreds turned out Saturday for an expungement event in St. Gabriel.

The event was hosted by RAX WorldWide and gives people advice and guidance on how to expunge something from their record.

The process can be difficult to navigate and involves a lot of paperwork and can only be done in certain cases, but events like this give people access to lawyers to help get the process started.

The organizer says expungement can give people a chance to start over. "People just want more for their families, they want to have more. You give people more, that gives them more to lose that may prevent crime and whatnot, so we're just hoping that this is more preventative than reactive," said Richard Slaughter, CEO of RAX WorldWide.

Eventually RAX hopes to offer on-site expungements. This is the third expungement event they company has hosted this year.

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