Is your criminal record interfering with your future? Are opportunities passing you by? Because opportunity knocks only once, be sure to contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys to help expunge your record.
Criminal records can be very problematic when dealing with background checks. Criminal records may affect:
- U.S. Citizenship
- Admission to a Professional Organization
- Loan approval
- Some other future endeavors that may require background checks
Fear no more. Your past no longer has to haunt you. Your criminal conviction(s) may be eligible for expungement.
What criminal record can be expunged and when?
In California, if you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony without serving any prison time, your criminal record may be expunged. To qualify for expungement, there are certain terms and conditions that must be satisfied including, but not limited to:
- Completion of probation or discharge from probation
- Not serving a sentence for any other offense
- Not charged with the commission of any other offense
A criminal defense attorney can help expunge your criminal record but there are limits what this miracle worker can do for you. Government entities such as the police and the courts may still access your criminal records. For instance, a judge may refer to a prior expunged record when they determine whether you need to post bail or when they are sentencing you for a separate crime.
Sealing Arrest Records
There may be instances where you were arrested but the charges were later dropped, the case was dismissed, or you were acquitted of the charge. Even though you were not convicted, your arrest record may still pop up on background checks. A criminal defense attorney can help solve that problem. Just like expungement of a conviction, an attorney can help you seal and destroy your arrest record so that it won't show up on background checks.
Contact us today to expunge or to seal your records. Plan for the future. We can help prepare you for "Opportunity". Make sure you are ready to answer the door when opportunity knocks.
Disclaimer: The information provided herein does not constitute legal representation or legal advice.