Clear Your Name with Expungement
Expungement is a legal process that forever clears or seals the records of certain misdemeanor and felony convictions. Expungement helps you rehabilitate yourself without the mark of a crime forever held over your head. Expunged criminal records help you leave the past behind and enable you to get on with your life.
You can petition the court to have your arrest records, and records of your conviction and sentence expunged; however, you must meet certain criteria. Judges consider many factors, including how much time has passed since the conviction, and proof that you are a successfully rehabilitated, law-abiding citizen.
There are certain crimes for which expungement is never allowed. If you were convicted of a very serious or violent crime or are a registered sex offender, California law does not allow your conviction to be erased.
In most situations, expungement allows you to deny that you were ever convicted of a crime. When applying for a job, in most cases, you do not have to reveal a conviction, even if an interviewer asks you directly.
However, there are certain situations where you must reveal any conviction, even if your record was expunged. These include applying for government jobs, jobs involving children, and applications for certain professional licenses.
If you are seeking to have your conviction expunged, you will need an attorney to assist you in the process. Expungement attorney David Knoll, serving the Sacramento area, knows how to petition the courts to have your misdemeanor or felony convictions erased. He understands that people make mistakes, but some crimes should never follow you for the rest of your life.
Don’t let your criminal records define you! Move on and live your life more fully with expungement.