Is Expungement An Option For You?

Getting your criminal arrest and/or conviction off your public record in California is not a straightforward process but it may be an option in your case — an option well worth pursuing. Your misdemeanor or felony criminal record may stand in the way of your eligibility for employment and other life pursuits. Once you have become motivated to do what it takes to clean up your record, a defense attorney can help you in one of these ways:

By expungement. Your case may be reopened and dismissed if a judge agrees.

By sealing of your record. If you were arrested but not convicted and can persuade authorities that you were wrongly arrested, it may be possible for your arrest record and all related documentation of it to be destroyed completely.

Through a certificate of rehabilitation. This method does not erase or expunge your records but it may be helpful for some purposes.

Through a pardon from the governor. This is rarely available but a defense attorney can help you explore all your options, including the possibility of a pardon.

You may petition the court for an expungement while still on probation (though this will require extra steps) or after you have completed your probation. Expungement is a form of post-conviction relief that has helped many Californians move forward after a criminal matter has left them with potentially harmful official records.

Every person's set of circumstances is unique. The best source of information and guidance when a criminal record is hampering your life is an experienced, determined defense lawyer. Talk to us at The Law Offices of Glew & Kim and we will provide a preliminary case analysis at no charge and with no further obligation.

Explore Post-Conviction Relief Options, Including Expungement

Whether you are under investigation, have been arrested or have already been tried and convicted, our attorneys can be your most effective allies. Call our Santa Ana law offices at 866-416-2161 or send an email message for a prompt response.

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