In California, an expungement allows a person convicted of a crime to petition the court to re-open their case, set aside their plea, and dismisses the case. In order to qualify for an expungement, a person needs to have successfully completed their term of probation, paid all fines and fees to the court, paid outstanding restitution to any victim and not currently be charged with a crime.
If an expungement is granted by the court, the petitioner may have their finding of guilt set aside and may state that they have not been convicted of that crime. They will, however, have to answer “yes” if asked whether or not they have ever been arrested, but their record may reflect a dismissal after conviction.
Obtaining an expungement can help you remove the negative impact a conviction has on your record when you apply for jobs, schooling, housing, insurance, loans and for immigration purposes.
If you have successfully completed all the terms of your probation, contact Attorney Ross Erlich for your free consultation and to get your expungement process started immediately.
For aggressive and vigorous defense of your rights, contact Attorney Ross Erlich today.