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What is an Expungement? California Penal Code 1203.4

If you have been convicted of a crime in the past, you know this can be very difficult to overcome. Having a criminal record could destroy your life. It can be challenging to find and maintain employment and the negative stigma will follow you around for the rest of your life. This is a burden that no one wants to carry around.

With the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, you may be able to change your fate. You may be eligible to clean your record in Southern California. One of the best ways to reduce the effects of a criminal record is through an expungement.

What is an Expungement in California? (PC 1203.4)

California expungement attorneyIn California, there is a process that will allow you to modify your prior convictions. This process is known as an expungement under California Penal Code Section 1203.4.

An expungement is the legal process that involves petitioning the court to review your criminal conviction, set aside the conviction and dismiss the case. Obtaining an expungement could remove the criminal stigma attached to your name and help make it easier for you to find a job.

Before attempting to obtain an expungement, you need to speak with a skilled and knowledgeable expungement attorney to find out if you are eligible. In order to qualify for an expungement in California, all of the following must be satisfied and your attorney must be able to show this to the court:

  • You have completed the terms of probation on your conviction
  • All fines and any restitution has been paid
  • All court programs have been completed
  • No new convictions are pending

In order for you to have your best chance at cleaning your criminal record through an expungement, you should seek the help of an experienced expungement attorney. An attorney who has helped clients successfully clear their record will know the necessary steps to take and will guide you through this complex legal procedure. With your future on the line, you need to be able to put your trust in someone with experience.

Call the Expungement Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich

post conviction reliefAn expungement can have significant benefits to those with a criminal record. If you are interested in seeking an expungement, you need to contact an experienced California expungement attorney immediately. Our skilled criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience helping our clients clean their criminal records. Let us help you now.

With offices located in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina and Victorville, there is an experienced Wallin & Klarich post conviction attorney available to help you no matter where you work or live.

Call our offices today at (888) 280-6839 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.

About Wallin & Klarich

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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.