Expunge Your Drug Crime Arrests
Los Angeles Drug Crimes Lawyer
If you have a drug crimes conviction on your record, you may be eligible for an expungement. Expungement refers to the process of setting aside a conviction or plea of “guilty” or “no contest” and dismissing the case. In order to be granted an expungement, you must:
- Fulfill all of the terms of your probation, or
- Have been discharged from the original terms of your probation, or
- Not have been placed on probation; and
- Have completed all the terms of your sentence; and
- You were not incarcerated in state prison (there are some exceptions)
Why Should I File for an Expungement
Filing an expungement has many benefits. After a successful expungement, your conviction or plea will be set aside from your record and cannot be seen by the public. This can make it easier for you to find employment, since you will no longer be required to state on your employment application that you have a criminal history. It will also prevents red flags from going up if your employer conducts a background check.
In addition, expungement is very useful for people with felony convictions on their record. Through expungement, a person can petition to have their felony reduced to a misdemeanor. Since California has the three strikes law, expunging a criminal record is imperative for anyone facing charges for a second or third felony. Under the three strikes law, a person convicted of a second serious or violent felony will face double the penalties, and anyone convicted of a third felony will automatically be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. An expungement can help a defendant with a prior criminal history avoid this.
Contact a Los Angeles Expungement Attorney
If you are interested in petitioning for an expungement, it’s in your best interest to retain the services of a Los Angeles marijuana attorney who has experience handling expungement cases. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, David D. Diamond has helped numerous clients throughout the Los Angeles area expunge their drug crime arrests and convictions, and can advise you of what needs to be done in order to successfully expunge your record. Mr. Diamond understands just how much a conviction or arrest record can impair your ability to take advantage of certain opportunities, and is fully committed to doing whatever he can to ensure the expungement process goes smoothly and ends in success!
For more information about expunging your drug crimes arrest or conviction, please contact Los Angeles expungement lawyer David D. Diamond toady at (213) 250-9100.