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Expungement Of California Criminal Records

We are the Original California Expungement Law Firm and have been expunging California records since 1992, and have been on the web since 2003. We are a small firm that emphasizes personal attention, not a high volume of cases. Our fees are reasonable, competitive, and include all legal work, court costs and court hearings; you usually do not need to appear in court.

What is an Expungement?

California Law provides for clearing a conviction by withdrawing the guilty or no contest plea, having the case dismissed, and the conviction set aside. The California criminal record expungement law, Penal Code § 1203.4, is complex in certain areas, and expungement of a criminal record is something that should be done by anyone with even a minor criminal history. Contrary to popular belief, criminal convictions are not cleared automatically with the passage of time. More HERE

California Expungement Law Gets Better in 2014

SB 530 signed into law by Gov. Brown and effective January 1, 2014, amends Labor Code § 432.7 to include cases that have been "judicially dismissed". This means that individuals who have been granted or will be granted a California expungement under California Penal Code section 1203.4 cannot be discriminated against for employment, hiring, promotion, or termination based upon that expunged case in most circumstances.

Additionally, the law prohibits employers from seeking information regarding that expunged conviction. Certain exemptions to this law do exist, but they are primarily focused upon individuals seeking employment in law enforcement or other areas where law prohibits the employment of an individual convicted of certain offenses.

How do I find out if I am eligible for an Expungement?

Call us. Unless you served time in State Prison or were convicted of a serious sexual offense you are probably eligible for an expungement. Even if you had a probation violation, it is often still possible to expunge your case. Both Misdemeanor and Felony cases can be expunged.

How Long Does an Expungement Take?

Generally speaking, expungements take in the neighborhood of 90 to 120 days, but certain courts, or older cases can take up to six months. Some Courts can be quicker, so call us for more specific information about your case. More HERE. See common legal terms related to expungement law HERE.

Why Expunge my Record?

Background checks for employment, professional licensing, college admission and financial aid, or even renting an apartment are now commonplace, and an expungement helps ensure success in these undertakings. Many of our clients seek expungement for these reasons, but a large number get their records expunged for peace of mind and for closure on a past mistake; take a moment to look at our Client Testimonials.

Do I Need an Attorney?

Probably so. Remember that you are hiring a lawyer for a proceeding that is very important to your future, and carefully examine the experience and background of any attorney you employ. Give us a call; you will be glad you did; more HERE


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