How Can I Clean Up My Criminal Record? - PC 1203.4; PC 17b; PC 4852.01; PC 851.8

Posted On: January 13, 2011 by Southern California Criminal Defense Attorney

In today’s economy it’s hard enough to get a job without having to deal with a criminal
record for past indiscretions. Since employers and schools are performing more
background checks on applicants, it is vital to try to clear your record. Your past mistakes can greatly hinder your education and employment opportunities, but there are various
ways to work with an attorney to clear your criminal record.

The different ways that an experienced criminal defense law firm can help you clean up
your criminal record include the following:

Penal Code Section 17b
If you were convicted of certain felonies, called “wobblers” you may be able to file a
motion to have your felony reduced to a misdemeanor

Penal Code Section 1203.4
If you were convicted of certain crimes and did not go to state prison, at the conclusion of
your probationary period you may be eligible to file a motion to have your conviction set
aside, a not guilty plea entered and your case dismissed.

Penal Code Section 4852, etc.
In some cases, if you were convicted of a felony you may be able to successfully petition
the court for a certificate of rehabilitation.

Penal Code Section 851.8
If you were arrested for a crime but the criminal charges were dismissed prior to any
conviction being obtained, you may be eligible to successfully petition the court to have
your arrest record sealed and destroyed. There are specific requirements that must be met in order for this motion to be successful.

Feel free to contact Wallin and Klarich now to find out what legal means may be
available to you to help you clean up your prior criminal record. Contact Wallin
& Klarich to find what legal means are available to clean up your prior criminal
history. Wallin & Klarich has over 30 years of criminal defense experience and will
aggressively represent you. Call 1-888-280-6839 to speak to one of Wallin & Klarich’s
experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys today. Also our website at


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