COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Having a felony record can put a strain on your life, especially when trying to find a job.
The Columbus Urban League is hoping to change that with its free criminal records sealing and expungement clinic. Victor Rodriguez is a father of three. He has a felony on his record and he said this event would benefit him.
“That is a ray of hope I’m happy that that’s an option for some people because that felony is like it’s like a chain with the brick attached to it that somebody throwing it into the water. Its going to keep pulling you down,” said Rodriguez.
Saturday, volunteer lawyers will be on standby to help those hoping to start a new life.
The clinic will take place Saturday, September 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 788 Mount Vernon Avenue in Columbus. Rodriguez hopes he’s eligible for his records to be Sealed or expunged so that he can get the dream job he’s been after.
“Something helping somebody. Helping people out like weather is motivational speaking, dealing with special needs. I did special-needs for a couple of years before I got arrested. Just doing something to help the next man,” said Rodriguez.