We can Expunge your criminal conviction for a law enforcement / police background by withdrawing your plea and having the case dismissed, under most circumstances. The law is somewhat complex in certain areas, but expungement is something that SHOULD be done by everyone with even a minor record entering the law enforcement field.
An expungement does not make the case "invisible" to police background investigations, but may help you pass a background check as it shows a potential employer: 1) The Court has found you eligible and granted an expungement; and, 2) You have taken the initiative and spent the time to mitigate your past mistake as far as the law allows.
We only do Expungement Law; Record Clearing is our only practice, not a "sideline" to a general law practice. Our fees are competitive and include all Court fees, legal work and service of the petition for expungement on all parties, as well as court appearances. You will not need to appear in Court in most cases. We may not be the 'cheapest' price, but we do things right. Be cautious of non-attorney expungement sites.
OUR LEAD ATTORNEY IS A FORMER POLICE CAPTAIN.
Contrary to popular belief, records are not automatically expunged with the passage of time, but require the filing and granting of a Petition for relief in Court.
Both misdemeanor and felony convictions can usually be expunged. Under certain circumstances, a felony conviction can be reduced to a misdemeanor.
Depending upon the facts of your case, successful petitions may result in:
The withdrawal of a plea and dismissal of the case;
Sealing and destruction of a juvenile record;
Having an arrest changed to a "detention only";
Sealing and destruction of arrest records;
A finding that you were "factually innocent";
Reduction of conviction status from felony to misdemeanor;
We have successfully expunged HUNDREDS of criminal records all over California. The procedure can take from 8 weeks to 6 months (and sometimes more), depending upon the Court, the complexity of the case, and how old the conviction is.
Fees are reasonable, and include the petitions, court appearances, filing fees and research.