Expungement Lawyer in Glendale
Seek Assistance from Qualified Criminal Defense Attorneys
Every individual makes mistakes. When our mistakes result in a criminal
record, it can gravely impact our future. With the economy we currently
face, it will likely be difficult to find employment or to advance your
career. Expungement is a legal process that can help you clean up your
criminal record. The process allows you to request that your case be reopened
and that the charges be dismissed. With an expungement, a record of the
case will still exist, but the conviction will no longer exist on your
record. If you want to find out if your case is eligible for expungement,
speak with our Glendale criminal defense attorney at your earliest convenience.
Sentences that Can Be Dismissed
Not all convictions can be dismissed. Expungement is only available for
cases in which the defendant was convicted of a misdemeanor or of a felony
that could have been a misdemeanor. The other factor that must be present
is that you were sentenced to county jail, probation, fines, or some combination
of these penalties. Expungement codes also prohibit specific types of
convictions from being dismissed.
Three laws that pertain to expungement include:
Penal Code § 1203.4 - Expunge cases that were sentenced with probation
Penal Code § 1203.4a - Expunge cases where no probation was required
Penal Code § 17 - Reduces the felony conviction to a misdemeanor
In order for a criminal record to be sealed, an expungement or record sealing
process needs to take place. Regardless of the specific route, our firm
can help you through the expungement process. Our Glendale criminal lawyer
has the experience and skills to determine if expungement is possible
in your case.
We understand that this is a stressful time for you and we can help you
move forward in your life.
Contact us at (818) 869-6643 today for the representation you need.