Clearing a Criminal Record - Expungement   

 

Expungement is the act of clearing a criminal record. This applies to any adult who has previously been ordered to a particular term of probation and has successfully completed probation, either by fulfilling the conditions of probation or being successfully discharged before the end of their probationary period.

 

In order to apply for an expungement an individual must not be on probation or serving a sentence for any other offense.   California Penal Code (Section 1203.4) authorizes the court, in the interests of justice, to permit you to withdraw a previously entered guilty plea and have your case dismissed if you have fulfilled the conditions of probation for the entire period of probation or have been discharged from probation.

 

To obtain a dismissal under this section you must file a Petition in the jurisdiction where the prior conviction occurred seeking an Order by the Court to grant relief under Penal Code Section 1203.4. The court will calendar your request for a hearing before a judge. If your old case was a felony conviction you may be eligible to have the charge reduced to a misdemeanor.

 

You should consult Melissa prior to filing your petition.

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