If you have been convicted of crimes in the past and want to move on with your life than you should give us a call so that we can help you with the process, we have helped many other people get there lives back on track after convictions. As an Attorney with more than 16 years of experience I can help you get through this.
WHAT IS AN EXPUNGEMENT?
A succesful Expungement will withdraw “guilty” or “no contest” plea and dismiss the case. Defendants convicted of a Misdemeanor, or Felons sentenced to probation, local county time “aowp” and other local committements may be eligible for an expungement. Even people with AB 109 time may be eligible for expungements.
Defendants may file this petition once they have paid all fines are not currently on probation for another offense, and have no active cases before the court.
BENEFITS OF A DISMISSAL?
The offense is no longer considered a conviction
If all of your convctions are dismissed you can mark “no convctions” on applications
All empolyers cannot legally consider as a basis for employement or non employment or advancement or lack of advancement.
May help with licensing with state agencies. (Nursing, LVN, and teaching Credential)
May help with housing or voucher programs
may help with Immigration consequences
May help with eligbility for financial aid
WHAT ARE NOT THE BENEFITS OF A DISMISSAL?
It can still be used for future prosecutions
May still limit professional and occupational licenses
Does not affect your gun rights and
There could be other limits to the expungement. Many people will ask me if it is still worth it to do the expungement, and my answere most of the time is yes it almost always helps I think to get an update on your records and to help you get back on your feet, and get some of these problems behind you.
When doing expungements we will usually order your records including DOJ and local records to research to determine exacly how the expungement will help you and then move forward by getting a court date.
The Judge makes the final determination on the case some expungements are discretionary and some are not.
The best thing for you to do is get the expungements done and move forward with an update of your “rap sheet” and criminal history to help you as much as possible.
If after reading this article you have more questions give us a call at 559-441-1418.