Having a criminal record is embarrassing and can have devastating effects on your future. Most notably, having a conviction on your criminal record will affect your ability to obtain future employment during a criminal record check or maintain current employment. Many jobs will ask you to put on your application if you have been convicted of a crime. If you have to respond yes to this question, it will likely negatively affect your ability to get a job.
However, your criminal record doesn’t have to keep holding you back. You can avoid this fate if you have your criminal record expunged. In California, there are several ways that you can petition the court to get rid of an arrest or criminal conviction. Your experienced expungement attorney can help you find out if you are eligible for an expungement and petition the court for you.
How Can Wallin & Klarich Clean Your Criminal Record? (PC 1203.4)
How your criminal defense attorney will proceed with your case will depend on the circumstances of your criminal record. If you were arrested on suspicion of committing a crime but were not convicted, your skilled attorney from Wallin & Klarich can help you petition the court to have your arrest record sealed or destroyed. If you successfully have your record destroyed, you will be able to truthfully tell potential employers that you have never been arrested.
If you were actually convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, but you never served a state prison sentence, you may be able to get your conviction dismissed. There are certain qualifications you must meet in order to get the conviction dismissed on your record.
Requirements to Expunge Your Criminal Record
In order to have your conviction dismissed, you must first have completed the terms of your probation. If you are still on probation, you are not eligible for an expungement. However, your expungement attorney may be able to ask the court to have your probation terminated early. In addition, you cannot be facing any new charges or be on probation for a different offense in order to be eligible for an expungement.
If you have been convicted of certain sex offenses or a limited number of Vehicle Code violations, you will not able to get the conviction dismissed. If you want to know more about getting a misdemeanor or felony offense dismissed, you can speak with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today.
Call a San Bernardino Expungement Attorney Today
If you are tired of letting your criminal conviction affect your life, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Wallin & Klarich today. We will work with you to find if you are eligible to clean your criminal record, and help you take the steps necessary to remove your criminal conviction from your record. At Wallin & Klarich, we have been successfully helping our clients have their criminal records cleaned for over 30 years. We’ve helped thousands of clients in their time of legal need, and we can 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 criminal defense attorney available to help you no matter where you work or live.
Call us today at (888) 280-6839 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.