Criminal cases – Expungement and record clearance
Expungement & Record Clearance Attorney in San Jose, San Francisco, San Mateo, CA
Do you have a criminal record in the state of California? If so, you may have already experienced negative consequences as a result of your record, such as not getting to vote in a recent election or getting turned down for an employment opportunity.
California has options available for criminal expungement and record clearance. For expungement, a motion must be filed in the same jurisdiction as the original charge. The motion requests that the judge reopens the case and reviews the facts and content of the motion as well as any submitted evidence. If the judge believes that it’s appropriate to do so, he or she may reopen the case and allow the defendant to withdraw a prior guilty/no-contest plea. If that occurs, the defendant can replace their earlier guilty plea with a “not-guilty” plea. Once that occurs, the judge will dismiss the case. After a case is dismissed, a person can lawfully assert that they were not convicted of that crime.
Attorneys who handle expungement cases take care of the entire proceedings including doing research and putting together a strategy for the court session.
Record clearing options include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- Felony expungement
- Felony reduction
- Certificate of rehabilitation
- Probation termination
- Arrest record sealing
- Drug diversion sealing
- Juvenile record sealing
- Juvenile set aside
If you believe that you would be a good candidate for expungement or record clearance, start by contacting a reputable attorney or service that handles expungement and record clearance cases. Brendan Barrett can help you determine which record clearing options are available for your criminal charges.
Hiring an attorney who handles expungement and record clearance in San Jose ensures that you have the best odds possible for having your criminal record cleared. Get the help that you need. Contact us today to set up a free meeting with Brendan Barrett.