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.
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.
There are a few requirements that should be met to be eligible for an expungement in East Los Angeles. These requirements include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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You must have been charged and convicted in a California state court
Paying all fines and restitution, attending ordered classes, and performing community service
However, one of our attorneys can help you have the probation terminated and the conviction expunged in the same case.
Finished any required community service and counseling
Have any other charges against you, or on probation for another criminal offense.
To find out if you qualify to expunge your criminal record, take our free expungement eligibility test
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