When you have your record expunged in the State of California, it is important to be aware that although your conviction may be dismissed, certain restrictions from the conviction cannot be expunged.
The first step towards having your California record expunged is to determine if you are eligible to have your conviction expunged. Not everyone who has been convicted of a crime will meet the criteria for having their record expunged. Those who are eligible to have their record expunged must meet the following criteria:
Once you have determined that you are eligible for record expungement, the next step is to determine which type of expungement you are eligible to receive.
There are three types of expungements available:
The final step towards having your California record expunged is to obtain a copy of your criminal record and complete the expungement paperwork. Your criminal record will contain valuable information needed to fill out the appropriate expungement forms. Experienced Oakland criminal defense lawyer Nabiel C. Ahmed can help you determine your eligibility, complete the necessary forms for record expungement, and file these forms in the appropriate county. In expungement proceedings, it is important to note that the District Attorney and the Probation Department must also be served the expungement papers.
At the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, we have helped numerous individuals and families throughout the Bay Area regain their freedom again after a criminal conviction. Through record expungement, our lawyer can help you put the past behind you, so you can focus on your future. Our law firm serves clients in Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and throughout the East Bay. Call us at (510) 907-6600 for a free consultation and to start the process of having your criminal record expunged.
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