Los Angeles Expungement Attorney
Expunging & Clearing Criminal Records
When you are convicted of a crime, it can weigh heavily on your life for many years to come. In addition to the immediate punishments such as time in jail, fines, or probation, you will also have a permanent criminal record. Many individuals like yourself do not realize the impact a criminal record can have on your ability to uphold a career, personal relationships, or even obtain housing. At Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel, our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer can help you to explore whether expungement is a possibility for you.
What Does Expungement Do?
If you have experienced any type of prejudice or been mistreated because of your record, you may be wanting to take action. The legal system allows for certain individuals who qualify to clear their record through the expungement process. Expungement involves sealing up your records so that they cannot be accessed. There are certain qualifications you must meet in order to petition for expungement. We can help you to investigate the details of your case and determine if you are eligible.
A number of different crimes which may be expunged include:
- Theft crimes
- Minor assault
- Drug possession
Qualifications For Expungement In Los Angeles
There are a number of different circumstances which quality for expungement. Our Los Angeles expungement attorney can assist you with your petition and court hearing if you do qualify. Certain types of convictions can never be expunged, such as certain violent crimes or sex crimes.
The following qualifications must be met to petition for expungement:
- If proceedings against you were discharged
- If the charge against you was dismissed
- If a "not guilty" verdict was returned by the jury
- If you were arrested, but never charged
Additionally, you may be expected to have fulfilled all of the conditions of your probation. During the expungement process, the court will review all of your documentation and evidence to determine if you meet all of the requirements.
Reach out to our knowledgeable team today at (818) 797-9212 to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation.