A criminal record can haunt you for the rest of your life if you let it. The best method for dealing with such a problem is to hire a Los Angeles expungement lawyer from a firm such as ours. We will start on your case immediately. California law provides many different techniques we can employ to free you from your criminal past.
Expungement laws differ between states. Some states are strict, and others aren’t. Fortunately, California is less strict on the issue, which means you have a higher chance of expunging your criminal record.
An Expungement is the act of having your record wiped clean of any convictions. With this process, a Los Angeles judge will reopen the original criminal matter and consider dismissing it under Penal Codes 1203.3 or 1203.4. If the court agrees to the expungement, the original criminal charges are dismissed, and any mention of them is removed from your record and all criminal databases. After a successful expungement, anyone who does a criminal record check on you will see a clean slate. This could increase employment, housing, licensing, and educational opportunities in the future.
The expungement process takes anywhere from 3-7 months. This process begins with a month or two of preparation time in which one of our attorneys will meet with you and develop the strongest case possible. Once finished, we will file the motion for your expungement with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Then, the court assigns a judge, notifies the district attorney, and holds a hearing to consider whether you are eligible for expungement. Most of the time, we do not need to attend the hearing.
The expungement of a criminal record can be super effective in increasing your chances of a better standard of living. An expungement will help increase your employment, housing, licensing, and educational opportunities. Due to this, it is important to hire a Los Angeles expungement attorney with years of experience in the system. Knowing the views of judges and prosecuting attorneys can be the difference between a successful expungement and a hearing that goes bad.
It is important to know that the prosecuting attorney will try their best to argue against your expungement. These attorneys usually have goals of going into politics at some point. This means that they can not be seen as “soft” when it comes to crime. You can expect them to fight hard against your case. This is why it is important to have an experienced law firm on your side that will confidently counter all of their arguments.
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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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