Record Expungement Anaheim
Everyone makes mistakes, and we all deserve a second chance. Sometimes merely living a good life isn’t enough to prove to future employers, landlords, or other individuals that your criminal record is not representative of who you truly are. With Record Expungement in Anaheim from the Attorneys of Qiklaw, you could potentially achieve a clean criminal record.
Criminal records must be disclosed when applying for a job, registering to vote, and applying for a home or apartment rental, and with the plethora of criminal background checks available on the Internet, anybody who wants to check on your history can. If you want to clear your criminal record and make a new start in life, an Anaheim expungement attorney from Qiklaw can give you the help and guidance you need during your record expungement.
What is Record Expungement and How Can it Help Me?
In most states, certain crimes can be removed from the public record. Record expungement in Anaheim involves petitioning the court in the jurisdiction that you were convicted, and having your case reopened. You cannot have your criminal record cleared if you have been convicted of crimes against children or sexual offenses, and in some other situations dependent upon the crime you committed.
Once your record has been expunged, anyone looking into the case will find that it has been dismissed instead of finding a conviction. In most cases, it will not show up on a criminal background check at all. In the State of California, you can be eligible to have your criminal record expunged if you meet the following criteria:
- The conviction had to be in a State court. Federal convictions are not eligible for expungement.
- You must have completed your term of probation, or had one year pass since your conviction date without any further legal issues. Minor probation violations will not make it impossible to get your record expunged, but will make it a little more difficult.
- You must have completed all other conditions of your sentencing, including the payment of fines and restitution, classes, and community service.
- You have not been charged with, are not on probation for, or are not serving time for any other criminal offenses.
Additionally, if you are still on probation, but have met all of the other requirements and have had good behavior, you may be able to petition for and early termination of your probationary period. If your term of confinement was not served in a State prison, you may be able to gain a certificate of rehabilitation instead of needing a record expungement in Anaheim. It is possible to get multiple convictions expunged, but each conviction must be handled as a separate case, and the same conditions must be met with each separate conviction. In some other cases under Penal code 17 (b), we can have non-violent felonies reduced to misdemeanor offenses, which do not have to be disclosed when applying for loans and jobs, and will restore your right to vote and join the military. Welfare and Institutions codes 781, 707(b), and 1772 pertain to the sealing of juvenile records and offenses, so that juveniles who have been convicted of crimes can be free to begin their adult lives without blemish. For more information on specific penal codes that pertain to your circumstances, our law firm will give you a free consultation about the details of your case and let you know how we can help.
What an Expungement Attorney Can Do?
Expungement laws can be very complicated. There are different types of record expungement in Anaheim; depending on the circumstances and type of criminal offense, criminal record expungement is not always a simple matter of filing the correct paperwork. Qiklaw Expungement Attorneys specialize in record expungement in Anaheim. We will be with you every step of the way, from the initial free consultation about your case, through to any additional paperwork or court hearings that may be necessary. If you want to make a fresh start in your life, regain the rights that you lost upon your conviction, and live without worry about losing job or housing opportunities, you owe it to yourself and your future to hire a qualified expungement lawyer to guide you through the process and assist you with your record expungement in Anaheim.