Ethics in Blogging As To Public Figures In short: Bloggers can certainly be held liable for defamation. The question is more about the context of the statement (whether it is a statement of verifiable fact vs. opinion) and the heightened standard applied to public figures. “The First Amendment limits California’s
Expunged and Sealed Criminal Records Expungement Expungement takes a criminal charge off of the court’s records. Once complete a Defendant can say they were never convicted (Penal Code 1203.4). Sealed Records For innocent people who have been wrongfully charged you can get all records sealed and destroyed (Court Rule 8.46).