Riverside Expungement

Riverside Expungement

Criminal Record Expungements in Riverside, California

A criminal record can significantly weigh you down for the rest of your life. The best method for dealing with this is to hire a California expungement attorney. Our team of professional expungement attorneys at EZ Record Clean will start on your case immediately to get you free from your criminal past. 

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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.

Riverside Expungement Law

Expungements are based on state laws and not on the federal level, which results in every state having its own laws on the issue. Some states are more strict on this issue than others. Fortunately, in California, you have a high chance of successfully expunging your criminal record. 

A successful expungement is the process of wiping your record clean of any criminal convictions. The record will not be sealed, but instead, a Riverside judge will reopen the original criminal matter and dismiss the case under specific Penal Codes such as 1203.3 and 1203.4. After this process, the conviction will not show up on any background or criminal record. Employers and landlords will see a clean slate. 

Are You Eligible?

There are many different paths to take to having a criminal record expunged in Riverside. Each path has its own requirements, but all paths have common requirements that must always be met. These requirements include:

If you served time in county jail, expunging your record will be much easier than if you spent time in state prison. Although possible, these expungements become more complicated and are usually limited to seeking a Certificate of Rehabilitation instead of an expungement. 

The facts based on your individual case will determine if you are eligible for an expungement or not. Our attorneys can review your case and help assess the best option for you. Please contact us at (657) 217-2799 to learn more about options available to your specific situation. 

The Process

Expungements can take anywhere from 2-8 months depending on how busy the courts are. An attorney can help take steps to speed up the process and get your record expunged much quicker than usual.

Step 1: Preparation

First, your attorney will spend 1-2 months, helping you prepare and develop the strongest case possible. 

Step 2: Filing

Once completed, we will file a motion for your expungement with the Orange County Superior Court. The case will be assigned to a judge, and the district attorney will be notified of the action. 

Step 3: Present

The judge will decide whether you are worthy of expungement or if they would like to have a hearing. If there is a hearing, you will need to present your argument for why you are eligible for expungement. Keep in mind that the prosecutor will also be notified of the hearing and choose to attend to raise objections against your case. We will work with you to develop the best arguments to present your case to the judge confidently. 

Step 4: Expunge

Finally, if the motion is successful, the conviction will be removed from your criminal record. You will be able to apply for employment, housing, professional license, loans, or education opportunities without stressing about what they might find on a background check. 

Expungement Limitations

There are a few limitations when it comes to expungements in California. An expungement will not restore your firearm rights or a suspended driver’s license. 

Benefits of Expungement

A permanent criminal record can make it difficult to move on with your life. This is why it is worth your time to seek record expungement by hiring a Riverside attorney through EZ Record Clean. Here are the top benefits that you will receive from a successful expungement:

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Expunging a criminal record can be one of the best things that you have ever done. Due to this, it is important to hire an expungement lawyer in Riverside that can help you ensure the expungement is successful. Know that the prosecuting attorney could try to argue against your motion. You can expect them to fight hard to keep you convicted of the crime. To combat this, an experienced attorney will help prepare you for the hearing and ensure that you provide the best argument for your case. 

A criminal record will weigh you down for the rest of your life. Background checks have become a standard procedure for employers, licensing companies, landlords, financial institutions, and universities. If you are tired of being haunted by your past, contact us today at (951) 400-4296 or take our free online expungement assessment. 

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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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