Thorough Expungement Lawyer in Riverside, CA
Does your stomach sink each time you fill out an application because you know you will have to answer questions concerning criminal convictions? I can help you lessen the negative repercussions of having a criminal record. I assist clients interested in building a future free of the stigma that comes with having committed a crime.
I have helped many clients to have criminal convictions expunged from their records. I have a thorough understanding of California criminal laws and the inner workings of local and state courts, and I use my knowledge of the criminal justice system to your advantage.
Pave the way to a brighter future
Do not let a lapse in judgment have a negative impact on your future health and happiness. Instead, contact Joshua J. Hanks to discuss having your record expunged. Reach out to my Riverside office online or at 951-215-4217 to schedule an appointment.
What does expunging a record do?
In many cases you are allowed to say you were not arrested, charged or accused of committing a crime. That said, you should speak to a lawyer if your record was expunged and you are considering applying for a professional license or running for office. Some rules still require you to disclose such information.
Eligibility for Expungement
You may only seek relief under Penal Code section 1203.4 or 1203.4a if: You were convicted of a misdemeanor or, You were convicted of a felony but were not sentenced to state prison. Certain crimes (i.e. sex crimes involving children) cannot be expunged.
Certificate of Rehabilitation
If you were convicted of a felony and spent time in a state prison then you cannot seek "expungement" according to California Penal Code section 1203.4. However, you may be eligible to petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation or directly seek a Pardon from the Governor.