How can Wallin & Klarich help me clean up my record through an expungement? – California Penal Code (PC) 1203.4
Having a clean criminal record is important to you for several reasons. You may be seeking gainful employment or a prestigious career; or perhaps you are a college student on a career path to becoming a professional.
A criminal record will be an obstacle to achieving these life goals. For example, some employers conduct a background check to make sure that you have a clean record before they hire you. If you are an aspiring lawyer, a criminal record may put your moral character application into question. A criminal record can also prevent you from obtaining other state licenses, such as a contractor’s license or a real estate license. Having a criminal record can also be embarrassing for your personal life.
An expungement allows you to wipe your record clean. The Wallin & Klarich criminal expungement attorneys can assist you with an expungement by petitioning the court to permit you to withdraw your guilty plea, or vacate your felony or misdemeanor conviction. If the court grants your petition, your criminal charges will be dismissed. The court will grant you this dismissal upon the completion of certain requirements.
How to Qualify for an Expungement of your Criminal Record
You may qualify for an expungement whether you are convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. However, you will not be eligible for an expungement if you served a sentence in state prison.
If you are on probation as a result of your conviction, you must complete your probationary period to qualify for an expungement. You must also:
- • Pay all fines and restitution;
- • Make all necessary court appearances;
- • Not commit any new crimes; and
- • Comply with other conditions of probation imposed by the court, which may include participation in community service and counseling.
If you are on probation, your expungement attorney may seek early termination of probation under PC 1203.3 (link). The judge may in that instance grant early termination and dismissal of charges at the same time.
California Expungement Attorney
The law firm of Wallin & Klarich has been successfully representing our clients seeking criminal record expungements for over 30 years. We have the knowledge and experience to help you successfully petition for an expungement and move on with your life.
Upon retaining Wallin & Klarich, we will immediately collect information about your prior conviction(s). This thorough investigation can include seeking your criminal record information from the California Department of Justice to make sure that we account for all of your convictions.
With this extensive information about your prior conviction, we will tailor the most effective strategy to present your case to the court in the best light with the goal of having the court grant your expungement. We will represent you at all necessary court appearances. If you are on probation, we will also provide you with guidance on how to successfully terminate your probation at the earliest possible time.
For your convenience, our offices are located in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina, Victorville, Torrance, and Sherman Oaks. Call us today at (888) 280-6839. We will be there when you call.