Expungements & Pardons in CA
Orange County Expungement Attorney
Relief from the civil and criminal consequences of a criminal conviction
is available in most situations. Most forms of relief require some form
of post-conviction action, such as sealing records, vacating convictions,
expungements, certificates of rehabilitation, and pardons. If you have
been previously convicted of a crime and want to clear your record, contact
the Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman for assistance from an experienced
Orange County criminal defense attorney.
Effects of a Criminal Conviction Without Expunction
Proper treatment of a criminal case requires knowledge of the civil consequences
of criminal convictions, including what forms of post-conviction relief
may ultimately be available and what circumstances may warrant relief.
It is important to know, for example, whether a defendant can be relieved
of the duty to admit a conviction on employment applications or whether
a defendant will receive professional discipline. The effects of a criminal
conviction can include ramifications for professional licenses, immigration
status, and employment, not to mention gun licenses, liquor licenses,
and requirements for registration as a sex offender or narcotic offender.
What is expungement?
Expungements seal your criminal record or permanently remove a conviction
from your record.
Certain criteria must be met, however, for an expungement petition to be
- You must have been granted probation upon conviction
- You must successfully complete the probation without violation
Upon completing probation, you may submit a petition for expungement to
the court, where a judge will review your request and determine whether
or not your conviction should be removed. The argument you use in your
petition must be strong, which is why it is beneficial to retain the assistance
of an experienced Orange County criminal lawyer.
Get Help from Our Orange County Defense Firm
Contact our firm today to discuss your case with a criminal attorney and
find out whether or not you could petition for an expungement. Once your
record is sealed, no one will be able to see that you were ever convicted;
this includes state and federal agencies, potential employers, family,
and friends. Essentially, it would be as though you were never convicted
in the first place. Dedicated Orange County firm,
Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman, has 20 years of exclusive defense experience.
free case evaluation with a lawyer from our Orange County criminal defense law firm today for
the professional, legal counsel and representation that you need.