Agoura Hills Expungement

Agoura Hills Expungement

Criminal Record Expungements in Agoura Hills 

Criminal records can affect your day-to-day life by decreasing your chances of loan approvals, employment, housing, licensing, and educational opportunities. Residents of Agoura Hills, California, can have their criminal record expunged by contacting an expungement attorney through EZ Record Clean. Under California Law, a person can withdraw their plea and have their criminal record sealed. This prevents the conviction from appearing on standard background checks that employers, landlords, and lenders use.

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How does the process work?

Step 1
The first step is to hire an attorney who will help you prepare for the expungement. They will assess your situation and develop a strong case for you.
Step 2
The next step is to file a motion of expungement with a California state court. Our attorneys will help you with all of the documentation that goes into filing for an expungement.
Step 3
A judge will be assigned to your case and will assess your petition for expungement. With a strong enough case, they will usually go ahead and expunge the conviction.
Step 4
If the judge decides to expunge your case, your conviction will be dismissed and cleared from all standard background checks.

California Expungement Law

Each state has its own expungement law; the law for California is Penal Code 1203.4. It is important to hire an Agoura Hills attorney for your expungement case because this Penal Code can get very complex. Each case is different, which means that some crimes will qualify and others won’t. 

Under California Law, the prosecutor must be notified of the expungement application at least 15 days before the hearing. This allows them to prepare an argument against your case. If they decide to bring up objections, you will be required to attend a hearing. An attorney will help ensure your case is handled correctly, especially if the prosecutor presents any objections. 

The are various options for California expungements, including:

Expungement Qualifications

Anyone convicted of a crime and has completed their sentence or was granted early release from probation is eligible for expungement. There are a few eligibility requirements for an expungement. These requirements include:

If you are still on probation, you can obtain an Early Termination of Probation with help from one of our Agoura Hills attorneys to qualify for expungement. This is relatively simple with help from an attorney as long as you have completed the terms of probation and have valid reasons to justify the termination of probation. These reasons could include employment limitations or restrictions from necessary travel. Most of the time, you will often have to have completed 12-18 months of probations to be considered for Early Termination of Probation. 

Ineligible Persons For Expungement

Anyone who served time in state prison, violated their probation terms, or were convicted of sex offenses against a child are not eligible for expungement. This includes sodomy, oral copulation, or sexual intercourse between someone 21 years or older with someone under the age of 16.

The Process

Step 1: Preparation

The first step is to hire an attorney to help you prepare your motion for expungement. They will help you file all of the paperwork correctly and prepare a case supporting your expungement if the prosecutor raises objections. 

Step 2: File

The next step is the file the motion with a California state court. A judge will be assigned to the case and assess your petition for expungement. They will then decide if you are eligible or if there will be a hearing. 

Step 3: Present

Next, if there is a hearing, you will be required to present your case in court. This will require you to argue why you should be accepted for expungement. Your Agoura Hills attorney will be able to help you with this to ensure a successful expungement.

Step 4: Expunge

If the motion is successful, the court will file your expungement and remove the conviction from your record. This will erase the conviction from any background checks in the future. 

Expungement Limitations

There are a few limitations to successful expungements. These limitations include:

California’s Certificate of Rehabilitation and California’s Governor’s Pardon allow some relief to these issues with help from an expungement attorney. 

How Long Does It Take?

The expungement process can take anywhere from 2 to 8 months. With help from an Agoura Hills attorney, the process can be sped up by combining motions. This includes packaging an expungement motion with early terminations of probation or reducing a felony to a misdemeanor. The cost of this process usually starts at $120 for court fees. 

Benefits of Expungement

Successfully expunging a conviction on your criminal record comes with multiple benefits that will result in an overall better standard of living. These benefits include:

Contact Us Today

If you have a criminal record weighing you down, give one of our attorneys a call today at (747) 245-4089 or take our free online expungement assessment to see if you are eligible. Our attorneys can help you successfully expunge your conviction to increase your opportunities to secure a brighter future. 

Why Choose Us?

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Handled more than 500+ Expungement cases over the past 10 years.

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Our fees are reasonable and competitive. You usually do not need to appear in court.

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Our experienced attorneys will speed up expungement process. We make sure that your case is done right the first time.

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Requirements of Expungement

If you were convicted of a crime and completed your sentence or was granted early release from probation, you are eligible for expungement. There are a few requirements for a successful expungement, including:
Settle all fines and restitution

You must have been charged and convicted in a California state court

Finished all sentencing requirements

Paying all fines and restitution, attending ordered classes, and performing community service

Completed any probationary period

However, one of our attorneys can help you have the probation terminated and the conviction expunged in the same case.

Finished community service & counseling

Finished any required community service and counseling

You cannot currently be imprisoned

Have any other charges against you, or on probation for another criminal offense.

And many more...

To find out if you qualify to expunge your criminal record, take our free expungement eligibility test

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