November 5, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

Mel Gibson’s 2006 misdemeanor conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol never happened. At least according to his criminal record. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lawrence J. Mira granted Actor Mel Gibson’s request to have his criminal record expunged.

As a first-time drunk-driving offender, Gibson was eligible to have the conviction removed from his record after completing the terms of his probation. As terms of his probation, Gibson agreed to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, pay $1,300 in fines, and perform in public service announcements.

California laws allow an individual convicted of a criminal offense, to have their record expunged, or in other words erased. There are a number of eligibility requirements that must be fulfilled before the court will grant an expungement.

There are a number of benefits associated with having a criminal conviction expunged. These benefits range from increasing the chances of gaining employment, to gaining acceptance to an educational institute.

Hiring an experienced CA criminal defense law firm is the best way to ensure your record is expunged. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping people for over 30 years.

Please feel free to contact Wallin & Klarich to discuss your case. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-280-6839 or go to our website at for more information.

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