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.

Contact The Law Offices of Wade J. Skalsky, APLC

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