How Do Expungements Work In California?

Under California law, individuals who have a record for certain crimes are eligible for what is commonly known as expungement. If you have a past that includes a criminal conviction and it is holding you back or you believe it has the potential to hurt you professionally and personally, this is an option to consider.

If you pleaded guilty to a crime and subsequently successfully completed probation, then the court must grant your request as long as the offense is not a violent crime or a sex crime. The guilty verdict or plea is set aside, a not guilty plea is entered and then dismissed.

If you did not complete probation, then it's a discretionary call by the judge. This is where the representation of an experienced and skilled attorney can have tangible benefits. When you choose William R. Bennett as your lawyer, you have the unique benefit of an attorney with a background in research for local judges.

Get Answers To Your Questions About Record Expungement

If you need help with the expungement of a criminal record, call the Law Office of William R. Bennett in San Jose. Call the firm at 408-335-7622 or send an email to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney.