What is the benefit of having my record expunged?
A criminal record can stand in the way of obtaining jobs, professional licenses, and schooling. However, there are ways to clean up a person’s record. California Penal Code section 1203 and its subsections provide a way to clean up a person’s record through what is called an expungement.
The expungement process begins with the drafting of a formal document requesting the court “expunge” the record. The form is filed in the court and a copy is served on the prosecution agency that handled your case, and the probation department. The prosecutor then has an opportunity to file paperwork opposing the expungement. A hearing is held to determine whether the Court will order the record expunged.
Am I eligible for an Expungment?
In order to be eligible for an expungement, you must have fulfilled the terms of your probation and not have any new or pending cases. If you are still on probation, you are not eligible for an expungement; however, a motion to terminate probation early can be filed concurrently with the expungment.
Why Hire the Mortlock Law Group?
It is important to speak with a San Diego exungement lawyer who knows how to handle the expungement process. The specific type of expungement a person needs depends on if they were an adult or juvenile when convicted, whether they went to prison or jail or put on probation, and if they were convicted for a felony or a misdemeanor.
The North County San Diego expungement attorneys of Mortlock Law Group know how damaging a criminal conviction can be and have successfully obtained expungements for many of their clients. Our experience and knowledge in expungement cases can make significantly affect the ability to obtain and expungement. For a free consultation, please contact the Mortlock Law Group today.