A criminal record is always a blight on one’s future. Many people make the mistake of believing that only felonies matter in this regard, but the truth is misdemeanors can be just as bad if they are for particular convictions. Fortunately, we can petition the court for a misdemeanor expungement that will wipe your record clean.
Being convicted of a felony has major repercussions on one’s life. The conviction itself is bad enough, but the long term effects are even worse. Your criminal record will follow you around for the rest of your life like a faithful dog, but one that continually bites you. If you want to avoid being discriminated against as a felon, our felony expungement service is just the thing you need.
Although California follows the national trend of giving people a second chance when it comes to clearing a criminal record, there are certain scenarios where doing so simply is not possible. For those situations, petitioning the courts for a certificate of rehabilitation is the best step you can take and a valuable one as well.
The old adage of boys will be boys has certainly proved to be true through the ages. This can lead to a number of rather obvious problems, but also a few that you might not realize are going to occur when you are a minor. Specifically, any criminal offense you are found guilty of while a minor can follow you around for the rest of your life unless take action to have it sealed. This process is known as the sealing of a juvenile record.
Motion Reduce Felony To Misdemeanor. Being convicted of a crime is an event that will radically change your life and not for the better. Having said that, certain crimes on your record are going to have a much bigger impact on your life than others. If you’ve been convicted of one, you should know we can apply a legal strategy of filing a motion to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor on your behalf. When successful, this change can mean the difference between a bright or dim future.
Probation can often seem like sweet relief when compared to the prospects of serving a jail term. That is until you actually start the probation and quickly realize that the constraints are such that the three meals and a bed associated with jail time might be better. If you are finding your probation to be stifling, you may be interested in our termination of probation legal services.
Misdemeanor convictions appear on your criminal record contrary to the common assumptions of the vast majority of people. This can be very problematic because criminal records appear in background checks and these due diligence devices have become very popular today. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of companies now order background checks on individuals they are considering for a position in the company. As you can imagine, the discovery of a criminal record tends to disqualify the person in question from the job.
There was a time when being a felon was not a good thing, but one’s criminal record didn’t haunt you. This has changed over the last five years as background checks have become popular, inexpensive and easy to obtain. A recent study found that fully 8 out of every 10 companies now run background checks on potential employees as a part of their standard due diligence inquiry into the candidates. Who do you think is going to get the job – the person with no criminal record or the one with the felony? The answer should be obvious. It isn’t the person with the criminal record.