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Clear Your Criminal Record in California

Attorney David D. Diamond and our experienced legal team represent clients throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, and the surrounding areas who are interested in clearing their criminal records.

Whatever the circumstances of your particular situation, we can talk to you about this matter and determine whether you may qualify for expungement. We can then guide you through this process to help you clear your record as quickly as possible.

Some seek expungement for better employment, housing and financial opportunities. Many experience a great sense of relief in knowing their criminal records are finally clean, and have the peace of mind in knowing that they can truthfully and legally answer "no" when asked whether they have a criminal record.

What is Expungement?

Expungement is a legal process by which a conviction or plea of either Guilty or No Contest in a criminal case is set aside and the case is dismissed. It relieves the defendant of certain penalties and disabilities that result from a criminal action, such as having to divulge your criminal record on employment applications or in other similar situations.

How does expungement clear a criminal record?

In California, expungement is the legal process which allows a person to clear his or her criminal record. While the record itself is not physically destroyed or permanently sealed, it is removed from the public record. Only governmental agencies will have access to the record, and this means that applying for employment at a private company will reveal no criminal background, as will a background check conducted by any personal or professional acquaintance. In most situations, a person who has gone through the expungement process will be able to legally deny a criminal record.

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Why Expungement?

Many of our clients decide to clear their criminal records for the peace of mind it can bring. Having a clean record can also positively impact employment, financial and housing opportunities. When you are asked whether you have a criminal record, you will legally be able to answer "no."

With the internet playing a bigger and bigger role in all of our lives, having a criminal record can also affect personal and professional relationships and opportunities, as arrests and/or convictions may show up on online background checks. Expungement helps eliminate damage to your reputation as well. We all make mistakes. Expungement allows us to keep these from the public record so we can face a better and brighter future.

Do I Qualify for Expungement?

Commonly, expungement can be granted for drug crimes, white collar crimes, certain felony offenses and many others if you are qualified, and this will be adjudicated on an individual basis. Those convicted of serious sex crimes involving children will not be allowed to expunge their records.

In order to be eligible, you cannot currently be on probation or serving a sentence for any criminal offense and you cannot, as well, be currently charged with any crime. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, a key part of eligibility will be the fact of having successfully completed your probation. Even if you violated the terms of your probation, our firm can in some instances still have the court agree to expunge your records.

Once we have verified your eligibility, we gather the necessary information so that your petition to the court is correctly prepared and filed. Finally, we represent you at your expungement hearing towards the goal of giving you the fresh start you need.

A seasoned Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from Diamond & Associates can help you to understand the process of expungement, what the eligibility requirements are and can work to see that your expungement is carried out correctly.

Get Help from a Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Our attorney David D. Diamond is a State Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. This certification is a testament to the fact that we continually strive to improve our trial skills and our effectiveness in representing our criminal clients. Only those attorneys who meet the strict standards set by The State Bar of California can advertise that they are certified specialists in a given specialty field.

Having a criminal record can hurt your chances for a new job, a better life, and it stays with you wherever you go. An expungement will clear your criminal record, effectively giving you a second chance. Not everyone can qualify for an expungement, so contact Los Angeles expungement attorney David Diamond today to find out your options.

It's your future; you deserve a second chance. Contact Los Angeles expungement lawyer David Diamond today about clearing your criminal record!
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