If you have been convicted of a crime in California, you may be wondering if there is any way to clear your record. Unfortunately, some charges cannot be expunged or removed, from your criminal record.
Some of the Most Common Charges that Cannot be Expunged Include:
– Attempted murder
– Voluntary manslaughter
– Involuntary manslaughter
If you have been convicted of any of these charges, you will not be able to have your record expunged. However, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help you get your record sealed, which can make it more difficult for potential employers or landlords to see your criminal history.
What Crimes can be Expunged?
If you have been convicted of a crime that is not on the list above, you may still be able to have your record expunged. Some of the most common crimes that can be expunged include:
– Petty theft
– Drug possession
If you are unsure whether or not your charge can be expunged, you should speak with an attorney. An attorney will be able to look at your criminal history and let you know if expungement is an option for you.
How Can an Attorney Help?
If you are eligible for expungement, an attorney can help you navigate the process and ensure that everything is done correctly. The expungement process can be complicated, and an attorney can make it much easier for you. Additionally, an attorney can help you seal your record if expungement is not an option.
What is the Process of Getting a Charge Expunged?
If you are eligible for expungement, the first step is to file a petition with the court. The petition must be filed in the county where you were convicted of the crime. Once the petition is filed, the court will set a hearing date. At the hearing, the judge will decide whether or not to grant your request for expungement.
If you are granted expungement, the court will order the California Department of Justice to remove the charge from your criminal record. Once the charge is removed, it will be as if you were never convicted of the crime.
If you have been charged with a crime in California, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand your options and make the best decision for your case. Contact an attorney today to learn more about how they can help you.
What are the Negative Impacts of Having a Charge on Your Record?
Having a charge on your criminal record can negatively impact your life in several ways. It can make it difficult to find a job, get approved for housing, or even get into college. If you are facing charges, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to avoid long-term consequences.
Contact S&B Legal Today!
If you have been charged with a crime in California, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you reach out for help, the better your chances of getting a favorable outcome in your case. S&B Legal has experience handling all types of criminal cases, and we can help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your case. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.