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Ban the Box in California

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

California law generally prohibits employers of more than 5 employees from asking about your conviction history before making you a job offer. This type of law is also known as a “Ban the Box” law.

Expungement of Domestic Violence Convictions

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Sep 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

Domestic Violence cases are common prosecutions in California Criminal Courts. If the police are called to a "domestic dispute" many agencies still follow a protocol that they must make an arrest, regardless of the wishes of the victim. Cases range from very serous injury to no injury at all, bu...

Expungement Law in California Gets Better

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Labor Code section 432.7 has, in the past, made individuals that were arrested but not convicted, or individuals that successfully completed diversion cases, immune in most circumstances from discrimination in employment, promotion, or termination based upon that event. This section di...

Many California Marijuana Records May Be Sealed

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The law requires the Court as well as the California Department of Justice 'rap sheet' to purge and destroy certain Marijuana records two years after a conviction, but this is very often not done. Section 11361.5 of the California Health and Safety Code (hereinafter "H&S") allows a petition ...

Los Angeles Expungement

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Judges are very reasonable about granting expungement petitions even with probation violations, if the proper facts are submitted to the Court. They are well informed on the law and the rights of petitioners. They are excellent in granting reductions to misdemeanor status. Los Angele...

Early Termination of Probation in California

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

What exactly is probation? Probation generally comes in two types; formal probation, and informal probation. California Penal Code section 1203.3 talks about probation and the inherent power that the court has to regulate a probationers conduct, or to modify or even end or terminate probation if...

Reduce a Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Law (§17 of the Penal Code) allows a Motion to be filed to request a Felony conviction be reduced to a misdemeanor. This can be done at any time, even years after the conviction. See, Meyer v. Superior Court, 247 Cal. App. 2D 133 (1966)This is a decision that is discretionary with the ...

New Website is UP!

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have been online since 2003 with a site specifically for California Expungement law; Our site has been totally redesigned and has much new content, including videos, published cases and a new "Terminology" page.Take a look and find out more about California's Expungement Law ...

How long does a California Expungement take?

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Like so many questions involving the practice of law, the answer is "it depends" Several factors impact the length of time an expungement takes to go through the court system. Some of these factors are: the length of time between the conviction and the filing of the expungement; whether or not t...

What is an "Expungement" in California?

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A California expungement is a legal process that petitions the Court to review a conviction to determine: If probation was successfully completed, or, if no probation was granted, a year has passed since the conviction; That all fines, restitution and reimbursement ordered by the court has bee...

California Expungement Law Overview:

Posted by Thomas "Doug" Allen | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Law (Penal Code § 1203.4) allows you to clear your criminal conviction by withdrawing your plea and having the case dismissed; other types of remedies such as sealing of diversion or juvenile records, early termination of probation, DUI expungement, or reduction of a felony conviction ...


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