Overview of Expungement & Record Sealing In California
Enduring the criminal judicial process is very challenging. In the event that you were convicted of a criminal offense and a sentence was imposed, getting your life back in order is even more challenging than the criminal judicial process. However, this article provides useful information and valuable resources that allows you to get your life back in order.
One option to explore after your sentence has been completed is expungement. The expungement process allows certain individuals to clean up their criminal record. Once the expungement is granted, your conviction is removed and a dismissal is entered into the record. California Penal Code Section 1203.4 explains the expungement process.
The Judicial Council of California recognized the importance of having a clean record and published Cleaning Your Record. This guide also contains the Judicial Council forms that are utilized during the expungement process. Although the expungement process appears to be simple and straightforward, retaining the services of an experienced expungement attorney is highly recommended.