Expungements

Murrieta Expungement Lawyer

How to Get Your Criminal Record Cleared in California

Do you have a criminal record in the state of California? Did you know that it may be possible for you to get that record cleaned up, allowing you to legally answer "no" when a potential employer asks if you have a criminal record? The process of getting a record cleared in California is called expungement and it is granted under California Penal Code § 1203.4.

If you were convicted of a felony offense in the past, you will first need to have that charge reduced to a misdemeanor in order to not be considered an "ex-felon." Some crimes are hard and fast felonies, but others - known as "wobblers" - can be either a felony or a misdemeanor. For example, domestic violence can be either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the severity of the crime and other factors. You may be able to have a felony cleared if you have successfully finished probation.

Some misdemeanors can be expunged from your record following a full court hearing if you were never put on probation or if your probationary period is over. While some types of crimes cannot be expunged - including some sex crimes - many offenses can be removed from your record. Hire legal assistance from a Murrieta criminal defense attorney who can help you petition a California court and begin the expungement process.

Let the attorneys at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich help you get a second chance!

At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our team of Murrieta expungement attorneys believes that everyone deserves a second chance, so if you've been convicted of a prior offense, we want to help you get your record cleared and begin enjoying the advantages of a clean past. Don't let a mistake from your past destroy your future. Call a California defense lawyer at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich who can help you assess your options. Learn how we're prepared to help you wipe a past offense and get a fresh start. Book your free case evaluation at our Murrieta office today: Call our firm and speak to a knowledgeable attorney about your expungement.

Our firm proudly serves clients throughout Riverside County, including Murrieta and Temecula.