What is Expungement in California?
Expungement is a way of preventing past mistakes from sabotaging your future.
All sorts of people seek expungement:
- College students applying to grad school.
- Parents who want to be able to volunteer for at their children's school.
- Tradespeople denied licenses.
- Law-abiding citizens who are tired of having employment or housing applications denied because of a mistake made while young, addicted or worse.
We are all worthy of being judged by more than our worst day. If you've paid your debt to society, free yourself and move on with your life.
Am I Eligible for Expungement?
Not everyone is eligible for expungement. In California, certain crimes are considered so serious that, by law, they cannot be wiped from someone's record. While every case should be assessed individually, sex crimes against children or cases that resulted in prison time cannot be expunged.
In most other cases, a person can be eligible for relief under California Penal Code Section 1203.4. This law has the power to release someone from “all penalties and disabilities” of a criminal conviction, as long as they have completed the terms of their sentence. These terms may include paying restitution, attending classes, completing community service, and abiding by the law since the conviction.
Why Should I Hire a California Expungement Attorney?
A qualified California expungement lawyer can help you determined whether you qualify for expungement. The process can be complex and require more attention than you have. After all, why else do you hire someone to do something for you? Stop being held back by your past. Request a consultation today.