Contact Us for a Free Consultation (800) 495-2819


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:

  1. If probation was successfully completed, or, if no probation was granted, a year has passed since the conviction;
  2. That all fines, restitution and reimbursement ordered by the court has been paid;
  3. That the petitioner is not now on probation for another offense;
  4. That the petitioner has no new pending cases;

The Court then allows the petitioner to withdraw their plea or finding of guilt, enters a "not guilty" plea, and orders the case dismissed. This means you can answer "No" to a question regarding convictions under many circumstances.

The Expungement law is somewhat complex in certain areas, but expungement of a record is something that should be done by anyone with even a minor history of arrest or conviction.

Even if probation violations occurred, a case can in some circumstances still be expunged.

See our UTube Video HERE

For additional information Call 800 495 2819, or send an email request here.

About the Author

Thomas "Doug" Allen

Doug has practiced law in California for the past 25 years, and has represented clients charged with offenses ranging from possession of an open container of alcohol to first degree murder. He has extensive courtroom and trial experience and has personally litigated more than 4,000 California expungement cases.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment


Most of our expungement services come with a money-back guarantee. Our fees are reasonable and competitive. Call 800 495 2819 or contact us through our site for a FREE Attorney / Law Firm consultation. This site is devoted ONLY to California Expungement Law, and has handled more than 4000 California expungement cases over the past 25 years.