Am I Eligible for Expungement in California?

How a Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

"Expungement" is the legal process of removing a past conviction from your criminal record. Not all convictions are eligible for expungement, and not all convicted persons are eligible to have their conviction expunged. How do you know if you are eligible?

Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich can answer your questions regarding expungement. Each Riverside criminal defense lawyer with our firm knows the California Penal Code inside and out. Let us help you determine whether or not you qualify to have your criminal record cleaned up.

California Expungement Law

California Penal Code 1203.4 PC generally allows for any misdemeanor or felony conviction to be expunged in which probation was granted, probation has expired, or has been terminated early. When all criteria are properly met and the paperwork is filed, an individual can attend their court hearing and the judge will approve or deny their expungement. If approved, the person's "guilty" plea will be changed to "not guilty" and it will be as though the person was never convicted of the crime!

Your case must meet the following criteria to have a conviction expunged:

  • You satisfied the terms of your probation
  • You are not facing any subsequent charges
  • You are not currently serving a sentence for a subsequent conviction

Speak with a criminal attorney in Riverside today to learn whether or not you are able to have a conviction erased from your record. If you were granted probation and you fulfilled the terms of your probation, you may be able to have your record cleared of your guilty plea.

What are the benefits of expungement?

Having a "black mark" on your criminal record can make it difficult to get the job, house, or loan that you want. When properly done, an expungement can remove barriers to gainful employment and provide access to professional licenses. Expungement can also bring emotional relief.

Clear your record! Contact an Expungement Lawyer in Riverside.

You owe it to yourself to get your conviction erased for good. Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich can guide and represent you through every step! Contact a Riverside expungement attorney today.