Los Angeles California Expungement Attorney
An arrest or criminal conviction can have long-term consequences, lasting well beyond any court-imposed punishments. With a criminal conviction on your record, you may find it more difficult to secure housing or find a job. Fortunately, the State of California offers the opportunity for many people who have been arrested or convicted of crimes to clear their criminal records.
Criminal defense attorney Bruce M. Margolin has more than 40 years of experience protecting the rights and interests of people who have been accused and convicted of crimes. From offices in West Hollywood, The Law Offices of Bruce M. Margolin, Esq. serves clients nationwide.
Contact the firm today for more information regarding expungement or sealing your criminal record. Mr. Margolin can effectively handle any post-conviction relief matters:
- Seal and Destroy Criminal Arrest Record: If you were arrested but not convicted of a crime, you still have a criminal record – even if the court dismisses your case or the prosecuting attorney never files criminal charges. By sealing and destroying your criminal record, you may be able to prevent the arrest record from appearing in a background check.
- Expunge Criminal Record: Expungement is a legal process that allows a person who has been convicted of some crimes to have the judgment set aside after he or she has completed any period of probation. Expungement does not destroy your criminal record, but does allow you generally to truthfully state that you have never been convicted of a crime. Generally, misdemeanors and some felonies can be expunged.
- Securing a Pardon: If you were convicted of a crime that required you to serve time in a state prison, you are generally not eligible for expungement. However, under certain circumstances you may be able obtain a pardon. Attorney Margolin can help you understand your options.
A criminal record can prevent you from moving on with your life, even after you have met your obligations. Contact the firm today to discuss your legal concerns with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.