The Expungement Lawyer You Can Count On
If you have a past misdemeanor or felony, you need an expungement lawyer to help you clear your criminal record and give you a clean slate. That’s because, with today’s electronic records, yesterday’s missteps can come back to haunt you.
Employers often search national databases to check for criminal records on potential employees. Though you may have lived by the letter of the law since your prior conviction, it still shows up on searches—and may be the one thing that prevents you from getting the job of your dreams.
Expungement lawyer James B. Rudolph is here to help. With years of experience handling such cases, he may be able to help you clear your name.
An Expungement Attorney Can Help
When you have an experienced San Diego expungement attorney, you can have your past criminal record expunged so employers can’t discriminate against you for something you’ve done in the past. Expungement also can clear the way for you to obtain professional licenses. It can also help you avoid deportation if you’re an immigrant.
A San Diego Expungement Lawyer Knows California Law
The California laws that regulate expungement are complex, yet when you have a good San Diego expungement lawyer on your side, employers cannot ask you questions about your past criminal record. In California law, you can appeal to the court to withdraw your guilty plea or have your case dismissed. Once expungement happens, you are free from the penalties that still hang on, even though you have served your time.
To have your record expunged, though, you must have completed your probation, and you cannot be currently charged with another criminal offense. You also cannot have your record expunged if you’re currently serving jail time.
During your probation, you must have completed all the required elements, obeyed all court orders, and have not committed any more crimes during your probation period. There is a chance, however, that you can still obtain an expungement if you prove at a court hearing that you are in good standing and eligible for expungement. This, however, requires skillful handling by your San Diego expungement attorney to win such a case.
If you have been convicted of a felony, you may have a chance to get it expunged at the end of your probation period. Not all offenses are eligible, however. The offense must be one called a “wobbler” in California law, and you must have been on probation—and completed every requirement A “wobbler” means that the offense is something that can be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor.
If you have a conviction on your record—even for a misdemeanor—you might find it difficult to find a job or an apartment. In California, you can, with the help of an expungement attorney, petition the court to reopen your case, dismiss the case, and close the case. After expungement, you can live stress-free, so long as you obey the law from then on.
When you have a DUI on your record, it’s hard to find a job, particularly one in which you will drive in the course of doing your job. If you’re on probation, you need to complete all the terms of your probation before you’re eligible for expungement. After you have completed your probation, you need to get in touch with a competent expungement attorney to start your case. Never fear an employer’s questions again.
Whether you have a felony, a misdemeanor, or a DUI on your record, there’s hope. To find out if your case is eligible for expungement, contact expungement lawyer James B. Rudolph today.
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To clear your good name and have your record expunged, give us a call today. Your call does not constitute a commitment and your consultation is complimentary.