If you successfully complete probation for a criminal offense, you are eligible in most cases to retain an experienced Southern California criminal defense attorney to make a motion to expunge your criminal record. However, people are often confused as to what the effect is of a person expunging their record.
If the court grants your motion to expunge your record, you can answer NO on any employment application for a “private employment” when asked if you were convicted of a crime. The law says that private employers should not be able to obtain information about your criminal record once it is expunged.
However, the same is not true if you are applying for a state license, to work in law enforcement, or for any form of government employment. In these circumstances you must tell the truth and admit that you were convicted of a crime. However, then you can tell them your record has been expunged.
If you wish to clear your criminal record in Orange County, please contact the criminal defense attorneys of Wallin & Klarich to receive our immediate assistance at 888-280-6839.