EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS
Have a past indiscretion that keeps coming back to haunt you whenever
you are asked to disclose your history? Does a criminal conviction come up
when someone searches you online?  In today's tough job market it is more
important than ever to have a clean record.  Employers will undoubtedly
conduct an extensive background check on all applicants.  We expunge
Long Beach Criminal cases under PC 1203.4.  Your case can be dismissed
as long as you have not have violated the terms of their probation in any
way, for example the person seeking the Long Beach expungement must
not have sustained any new conviction or have been arrested for any new
offense while on probation.

All crimes can be expunged, with the exception of those crimes excluded
by statute and commonly barred  sex offenses listed under 290 of the Penal
Code such as child molestation.  Notably, the California Appellate Court
ruled in December of 2006 that crimes of "attempt" such as attempted
child molestation can be expunged under California Law.  Which offenses
fall under the exceptions are limited and an Attorney should be consulted to
ensure the particular crime qualifies.  Many people are unaware of the fact
that they can obtain relief from the lifelong stigma of a criminal conviction
or arrest.  This result can be achieved by a Long Beach Expungement
attorney.

Assuming the condition precedent has been satisfied,  the next step is to file
the petition with the Long Beach Superior Court requesting that the
conviction be expunged from the defendant's record.  Most Courts require
fees be paid to file the legal petition, in addition the petition must be in the
proper legal form and must be served on the appropriate agencies in order
to be reviewed by the Judge.  A local Long Beach Lawyer should be
retained to be sure the petition for expungement is filed correctly.  In many
cases a judge will reject an otherwise meritorious petition because the form
was not completed properly or some technical rule was not followed.

Once the Court petition for an expungement has been granted by the
Court, the person can, in most cases, state that he or she has not been
convicted of a crime for purposes of private employment.  In effect the
case will have been dismissed.  For more information, please refer to Penal
Code 1203.4.  In addition to expungements, our attorneys can file other
motions to seal and destroy arrest records and remove convictions for all
juvenile criminal matters in Long Beach.

Not all lawyers have the same success rate as others, paying too little to a
lawyer for an expungement can result in an ineffective removal of the
criminal charge.

We serve: Long Beach,
San Pedro Attorneys, Wilmington, Compton, Seal
Beach, Harbor City, Signal Hill and all Courts in Los Angeles County

Call our law firm to handle the task of clearing your old criminal
conviction.  Tell the attorney you found us on the internet and ask for the
online special.

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to best clear your record for work and applications.