East Los Angeles Expungement

East Los Angeles Expungement

Misdemeanor & Felony Expungement in East Los Angeles, California

Background checks are becoming more and more common when it comes to applying for a job, a loan, a professional license, educational opportunities, or housing. California criminal records appear in every major database tapped by background check companies. Due to this, it is a good idea to find out if your record can be expunged.

25,000+ Records Cleared!
Expunge your record with a trusted, national record clearing and expungement law firm.
Free Expungement Assessment

The Process

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. However, sometimes, they will move for a hearing. In this case, you will be required to present your case and argue why your case should be expunged. 
Step 4
If the judge decides to expunge your case, your conviction will be dismissed and cleared from all standard background checks. If the expungement is thrown out, we will assess other options that will minimize the consequences of the conviction on your record. 

A Clean Slate For East Los Angeles Residents

If you are having a hard time because of a criminal conviction on your record from years ago, you have come to the right place. Our attorneys can help expunge that conviction from your record so that it doesn’t show up on standard background checks. 

An expungement is the process of filing a petition with the court to remove a conviction from your criminal record. The petition will be assigned to a California judge, who will assess your case and determine if you are worthy of expungement. This judge might require a hearing in which you will be required to present your case and explain why you should be allowed the expungement. 

Keep in mind that the prosecuting attorney of the original case will also be notified of your motion to expunge the conviction. They can choose to attend the hearing and raise objections as to why you shouldn’t be allowed expungement. This is why it is important to have an experienced attorney on your time who can help you win the hearing and ensure a successful expungement. 

Expungement Requirements

There are a few requirements that should be met to be eligible for an expungement in East Los Angeles. These requirements include:

  • You were charged and convicted in a California state court
  • You finished all sentencing requirements, including paying all fines and restitution, attending ordered classes, and performing community service
  • You completed the probationary period

If you haven’t completed the probationary period, we can help you file for an Early Termination of Probation, which will shorten your termination period. Expunging a criminal record is much easier when you served time in county jail compared to state prison. If you served time in state prison, it can be difficult to motion for an expungement successfully. However, if the judge dismisses the expungement, we can help you file for a Certificate of Rehabilitation. 

Free Background Checks

It can be beneficial to understand what is known about you through databases of criminal records. We offer free background checks that will cover anything from California criminal records to convictions in other states. If there is anything negative listed on the background check, we will find it. 

Juvenile Records

Most people have problems with their juvenile records because, for some reason, there is a belief that juvenile records automatically seal when you turn 18. In reality, your juvenile is neither sealed nor swept clean. Instead, it becomes a part of your adult criminal record unless you take action to seal or expunge it. 

Expungement Limitations

There are a few limitations when it comes to expungements. A successful expungement will not restore firearm rights or a suspended driver’s license. To reinstate your driver’s license, you will typically have to complete all mandated suspensions, programs, and/or prison sentences. The state of California is strict on firearm regulations, which means there usually isn’t a lot that can be done about firearm regulations. 

Benefits of Expungement

A successful expungement does come with multiple benefits that make it well worth the time to file with an East Los Angeles court. An expungement will increase your chances of employment, housing, loan approvals, professional licensing, and educational opportunities. 

Why Choose Us?

Licensed expungement attorneys

Our attorneys have litigated cases spanning a multitude of subject matters

Hundreds Records Cleared

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

Affordable Prices

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

Expungement Time

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

Support & Free Consultation

Our attorneys helping you through this and making sure things are done correctly

Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations in California. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

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

Our Clients

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

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

Jason P., Fullerton

ezRecordclean.com 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
Expungement Assessment