Expungements are something most former defendants ask about or think about but rarely ever get around to doing. We believe everyone should try and get their record expunged because it has tremendous benefits and no negatives. You can petition for expungement as often as you want and the end result will be having your case dismissed. Learn more about the 3 steps to getting it done!
If you or a loved one has a criminal record, you probably already know how challenging it can be to find employment. But the job search doesn't have to be impossible if you know what to do and how to find help.
If you've ever applied for a job or filled out a housing application, you've likely encountered the question, "Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a criminal offense?" Those with an arrest or conviction in their past can have a harder facing some of those usual life changes. One way to make the process easier is to get your record expunged. But what does that mean exactly?
In certain circumstances, a criminal defendant can apply to have his or her record expunged after a conviction. Expungement can be a complicated process. A qualified Fresno criminal defense attorney can explain what's required.
We have written extensively and explained on video the procedures and practices in California courts to get an expungement of your state criminal record. In sum, most crimes are eligible for expungement in California by filing a petition pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4. The process is relatively simple and is always worth attempting.