Can My Criminal Record Be "Cleaned"?
It's important to understand that an "expungement" does not actually erase the case from your criminal record. What happens is your plea of "not guilty" or "no contest" will be set aside, replaced with a plea of not guilty, and a dismissal will be entered under Penal Code § 1203.4.
But, if you did not comply with all terms of probation, and/or did not comply with all court orders, then the court has discretion to deny your "expungement" request. Representation from a dedicated attorney, with this type of request ,is very important because it can really make the difference between your "expungement" being granted, or it being denied.
If you want to "get rid" of your arrest record, you must get it sealed.
How Can I "Seal" My Arrest Record?
Sealing your arrest record means that the public will not find your arrest on a background check.
So, sealing your arrest record may have the potential to help you get a job, get into certain schools, obtain security clearance, get into the military, and obtain professional certifications.
Do Veterans And Active Duty Military Have Special Rights When It Comes To Their Criminal Record?
Yes. United States Military veterans and active duty military may qualify for resentencing of their felony conviction suffered prior to January 1, 2015, if certain specific requirements are met.
Can I Get Felony Reduced To A Misdemeanor?
Can I Get My Criminal Conviction Vacated?
This law is especially useful for people whose criminal convictions have caused an actual or potential problem with their immigration case.
Can I Get My Guilty Plea Vacated?
What Can I Do To Fix My Criminal Record?
Do You Offer Free Consultations To Talk About Trying To Fix My Criminal Record?
My time is valuable and so is yours. So, if you need to talk about getting help about your criminal record, there is a charge to consult with me in person or by phone. In person visits are not available during the pandemic.
Consultations on post-conviction relief cases are $225 for a 30 minute phone consultation with me, Attorney Renée Yvonne Gardner.
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But, the good news is that if you retain my services after the phone consultation, for the case about which we spoke, the $225 gets credited to your account.