EXPUNGEMENT ATTORNEYS VENTURA

If you were arrested and charged with a crime, an arrest record was entered into a statewide database and then sent to a national database at the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Even if your case was later dismissed or you were found not guilty, there is still a public record of your arrest.

What Is Criminal Expungement?

Expungement is the process of going to court to convince a judge to clean or clear a criminal record with a dismissal of the charges against you. Once an expungement is granted, in most situations a person can truthfully and legally answer “No” when asked whether or not they have a criminal record. The only way to put the past behind you is to petition the court to have your criminal records reflect a dismissal.  However, an expungement does not completely erase your criminal record in the State of California.

What Types Of Convictions Can Be Expunged?

Any felony conviction where probation was granted or any misdemeanor conviction, infractions, with a few exceptions, can be expunged. The exceptions to expungements all relate to certain sex crimes. The following is a list of crimes that can be expunged.

Infractions can be expunged.
Most misdemeanor convictions can be expunged.
All felony convictions where Probation has been granted EXCEPT certain sex crime offenses.

Sealing A Criminal History Record

Many people mistakenly believe that records of past arrests were destroyed because they were not convicted of a crime or because their sentence was deferred. Even if your case was dismissed your record will still show that you were charged with a crime unless you petition the court to have your arrest record sealed with a factual finding of innocence.

If you were under the age of 18 and charged in juvenile court it is in your best interest to have a criminal arrest sealed from your record. An arrest or citation on a person’s record can affect an individual’s ability to get a job, housing, education, loans and security clearances. At the Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C., we are dedicated to representing clients clear their criminal record.

Contact An Expungement Lawyer

If you are tired of divulging your criminal record on job applications or any other application contact the Law Offices of Krause & Hirschhorn, P.C., for a free consultation about the expungement process. As career criminal defense attorneys we have been involved in thousands of criminal defense hearings and trials. We can help you seal your criminal record. Contact us at 805-330-1529 or email us to speak with an experienced criminal attorney today.