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. Our Long Beach criminal defense lawyer understands how having a 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 court system. The attorneys at our Long Beach firm have each practiced criminal defense for more than 25 years. We have provided successful and trustworthy legal counsel to many of our previous clients. When it comes to taking effective legal action to protect your future, trust our team at the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau.
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What is Expungement?
Criminal record expungement in California is essentially a clean slate to those that have a criminal conviction on their record. Although a criminal record may never be completely erased, having a criminal record expunged blocks potential employers from using that information against you. 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.
Are You Eligible for Expungement?
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.
Our firm's goal is to provide you with a strong defense and to fight for the best possible outcome. We want to help you, schedule a case review now!
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