Long Beach Criminal Expungement Attorney
Tired of living with a criminal record?
The most damaging aspect of a conviction may not be the monetary fines
or prison sentence—it is the mark on your criminal record that has
the potential to cause trouble for years after serving a sentence. Your
criminal record affects employment, schooling, housing, and financial
opportunities. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime often find
trouble seeking gainful employment, applying to school and for optimal
housing, and building credit.
If you have been convicted of a crime in California, or even simply been
arrested, it is vital that you review this history with a seasoned legal
professional who possesses extensive knowledge of criminal law and the
The attorneys at our Long Beach firm have each practiced
criminal defense for more than 20 years.
When it comes to taking effective legal action to protect your future,
trust our team at the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau.
We have successfully handled over 1,000 criminal cases.
Contact us today and learn more about your expungement solutions!
Criminal Record Expungement Qualifications
Although the options for expungement are unique to each case, there are
some general guidelines that affect most criminal expungement matters.
In many circumstances, the individual must have completed all of the terms
of their probation. The individual should also not be charged with another
offense during this time, or be serving probation for another offense.
Generally, to be qualified for expungement you must:
- Have completed all the terms of your probation
- Not be charged with, or serving probation for another offense
In many cases, a successful expungement of a criminal record may depend
on convincing a judge to exercise a certain level of discretion in order
to approve your petition. This may be possible based on your overall performance
on probation or the lack of severity for the conviction in question. Good
behavior and a show of good faith may go a long way for expungement.
Keep in mind that there are some criminal offenses that are ineligible
for expungement in California. For example,
sex crimes against children cannot be expunged from a record. In many circumstances,
serving a sentence in state prison makes a conviction ineligible. This
is why it is important to have the right criminal lawyer on your side;
your future options with expungement may begin with how effectively your
trial defense in court is handled.
Get Representation from a Criminal Defense Attorney for Expungements
A Long Beach criminal defense attorney at the
Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau can meet with you to review your situation and determine whether or not
you are eligible to have your criminal record expunged. If you are, we
can assist you with every aspect of the process, from preparing the necessary
paperwork for your petition to representing you in court and addressing
any complications or objections that might arise. Take the first step
now by filling out our
free case evaluation form.