A new law will take effect on January 1, 2011 that will grant individuals the opportunity to expunge their record for certain infractions. Although an infraction is a less serious crime than a misdemeanor, it is a blemish on your criminal record that may have a negative effect on your educational or employment opportunities. The new law provides a chance for defendants convicted of any infraction (except motor vehicle infractions) to seek to have the charge dismissed and for the accused to be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from their offense.
If you were previously convicted for an infraction, you may be eligible under Penal Code § 1203.4a to file a petition to have your record expunged. If you or a loved one is in need of cleaning up your record, it is important that you talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our Southern California expungement attorneys have over 30 years of experience in handling all types of criminal matters. Our attorneys are aggressive and have extensive knowledge of the law. Our attorneys are committed to helping those who find themselves in theses situations. Call us today at (888) 749-0034 or visit us on our website at www.wklaw.com. We will be there when you call.