If you have been convicted in the past of a criminal offense, you should seek legal advice to help clean your record. At Wallin & Klarich, our expungement lawyers have been assisting many people in cleaning up their criminal record. In today’s day and age, it is important to keep your record clean. Whether it be for job opportunity or just piece of mind, it is important to make sure your “rap sheet” remains as clean as possible. Here are some tips:
1) Hire the right criminal defense attorney in the first place. Obviously, the better the attorney you have from the beginning, the greater chance you have to keep a clean record. At Wallin & Klarich, we understand how important this is and have been helping clients for 30 years in maintaining a clean record.
2) If you have already been convicted, seek consultation with our firm. We can assess whether the case can be reduced to a misdemeanor under 17(b) of the California Penal Code, or expunge the record under 1203.4 of the California Penal Code, or perhaps seek a Certificate of Rehabilitation or a Governor’s Pardon.
3) Even if you were merely arrested, but never charged, you still have that arrest on your record. Wallin & Klarich can assist you in removing the arrest from your record completely where the record of arrest itself is purged under 851.8 of the California Penal Code.
Whatever the situation, you need to maintain a clean record. This is especially true with young clients who have a bright future ahead of them and are still seeking a good career. Criminal convictions can cause many doors of opportunity to close. With many employers doing background checks these days, cleaning up your record is vital to keep doors of opportunity open. You can contact my law firm at anytime to discuss you particular situation and how one of our expungement attorneys can best help you.