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Criminal Record Expungements in Newport Beach

Applying for a job, loan, professional license, or housing is becoming more and more difficult due to background checks being used more by potential employers, landlords, and lenders. A conviction will show on your criminal record forever unless it is expunged. It is a good idea to hire an attorney to help you remove the convictions from your record.

Clean Your Record

If you are facing difficulties with employment, housing, or anything else due to a criminal conviction on your record, you are in the right place. Our attorneys can help you remove that conviction so that it doesn’t show up on any background check.

We are able to remove the conviction from your record through Penal Code 1203.4; the expungement law of California. This is the process of filing a petition with the court to reopen an old case and dismiss the conviction. This will erase the record from all standard background checks so that potential employers, landlords, or education administrators can’t see it.

When filing an expungement, the prosecuting attorney of the original case will be notified. This will allow them to prepare a case and raise any objections against your expungement. If they do this, there will most likely be a hearing in which our attorneys can go on your behalf to present your case. This will increase your chances of successfully removing the conviction from your criminal record.

One of our Newport Beach attorneys will be able to assess your situation. They will develop a strong case that will help convince the judge to rule in your favor.

Requirements of Expungement

For eligibility, you must meet a few basic requirements, including:

  • You were originally charged and convicted in a California state court
  • You finished all sentencing requirements
  • Completed the probation period

If you haven’t completed your probation period, we can help you file for an Early Termination of Probation, which will shorten your probation period. Additionally, expungements are more successful if you served time in county jail instead of state prison. If the judge decides to dismiss your case due to you serving time in state prison, we can help you file for a Certificate of Rehabilitation instead.

Free Background Checks

When you hire one of our attorneys, we will run a free background check on you. This will show you a detailed overview of everything that potential employers, landlords, and lenders might see when they run their own background checks. Our attorneys will assess this information and develop a plan to expunge as many convictions as possible in as little time as possible. If you have multiple convictions on your record, our attorneys can group these together and motion to expunge all of them in the same case.

Our Convenient Process

Unless the court says otherwise, we will be able to expunge your convictions without you ever being required to attend court. This means that when you hire us, we will take care of everything. Our attorneys will assess your situation, complete all paperwork, file with the court, and even attend a hearing on your behalf to present your case to the judge. You will never have to leave the comfort of your own home. In the rare chance that the judge requires you to attend the hearing, we will help you prepare to ensure a higher chance of success.

Step 1: Preparation

The first step is to hire one of our Newport Beach expungement attorneys. They will assess your situation and prepare a strong case for you. This will increase your chances of successfully removing the conviction from your record.

Step 2: Filing

Second, they will file a petition of expungement with a California state court. This takes a lot of paperwork and possibly days of dealing with the court.

Step 3: Present

Next, a judge will be assigned to the case and will determine if you are eligible or if they would like to have a hearing. Usually, if there is a hearing, we will be able to attend on your behalf and present the case.

Step 4: Expungement

Finally, the judge will either accept or deny the expungement. If accepted, they will record the motion and remove the conviction from your criminal record. If denied, we will help you assess other options that might help relieve some of the consequences of the conviction on your record.


Expungements come with a few limitations. For example, a suspended driver’s license and firearm rights cannot be restored through an expungement. If you are looking to reinstate your license, there might be other options available that our attorneys can help you with.


A successful expungement is worth the effort of hiring an attorney to help you with your case. Benefits that come with your clean record include:

  • Higher chances of employment
  • Increased housing opportunities
  • More loan approvals
  • Better chances at being accepted for professional licensing
  • More educational opportunities

Clear Your Record

Give us a call today to get the conviction on your record completely removed. We will take care of everything without you ever needing to leave the comfort of your home. Our attorneys will assess your situation and will deal with the court on your behalf. A successful expungement will prevent potential employers and landlords from seeing the conviction on background checks. Call us today at (657) 217-2799 or take our free online expungement assessment.

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Our Clients

Jun 17, 2015

I thought I would have to spend another year on probation but thanks to you guys helping me with the early termination of probation I was able to get off a year early and get my record expunged.  Thank you!

Bethany S., Orange
Aug 15, 2013

You guys have done something great here.  Your expungement of my criminal record has opened up new opportunities in my life.

Jason P., Fullerton
Feb 22, 2012 saved my life!  I was having problems getting employment until the Law Office of Jimmy Cha was able to expunge my record.  I was able to proudly say ‘No’ when asked about any prior convictions during interviews

Sean H., California