December 22, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

Sealing & Destroying Your Arrest Record

Have you ever been arrested in California for criminal charges that you were completely innocent of? Which, you then appear in court for and find out that your case has been dismissed or the District Attorney’s Office never filed the charges against you or rejected you’re case completely. At the time you were probably thinking “this is great, nothing filed, this won’t come up on my record”, unfortunately like many other people, you would be mistaken and wrong in thinking this. You may not have a conviction record, but you would have an arrest record. This record will remain on the Department of Justice (DOJ) report infinitely, unless you file the correct paperwork to have this removed, which Wallin & Klarich can assist you in achieving this as there is a statute of limitations of 2 years from the date of your arrest to file the petition.

Our California criminal defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich would file a petition to seal & destroy your arrest records with the agency that arrested you, if it is denied we would then file the petition with the court. Once granted the police agency and the department of justice must seal & destroy your arrest records, leaving no trace of ever being arrested. As this type of record ruins many opportunities in a person’s life, don’t let this ruin your chances for a better future, and take the necessary steps to get this cleared up.

Because time is of the essence, you should file this petition immediately. Do not let this time lapse, have your record cleared up, and let our San Diego criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich assist you in doing this. Call us at 888-749-0034 and visit us at

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