Do you have an old criminal conviction on your record that you would like cleared? These old convictions can cause a lot of problems, especially if you are applying for a job, apartment, or anything else that requires a background check. Successfully expunging your record means you can truthfully answer “no” when asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime.
At Greenberg & Greenberg, we have extensive experience handling record expungements and other criminal law matters for clients throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, and the surrounding areas. We will handle all of the necessary paperwork and legal details to help you clear your criminal record.
How Do I Clear My Criminal Record?
In California, criminal records are public records and are available to anyone who seeks them, whether it is an employer, licensing agency, apartment owner, or other party. Our Riverside criminal defense lawyers can help you with all aspects of your expungement and answer any questions you may have about the process.
Are you eligible for expungement?
If you were convicted of a crime and had to serve time in state prison, you are not eligible for expungement. If you were granted probation, successfully completed your probation term, and have not been arrested since, you are most likely eligible to have your record expunged.
What can an expungement do for you?
Getting a record expunged does not erase a criminal record, but rather updates it. It shows that the case was dismissed. Under California law, an employer may not take into consideration a record that has been expunged. If asked if you were convicted of the crime, you can truthfully answer “no.”
When can I apply for expungement?
As soon as your probation is completed or when you are granted an early termination of probation.
A mishandled expungement can leave you with a lingering legal problem. If you need to clear a criminal record in California, it is important you put the matter in trusted hands. With more than 40 years of combined experience, our father-and-son attorney team are prepared to successfully handle your most critical legal matters.
Contact our Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
If you have been arrested and need a strong criminal defense, we are here to help. Contact us today. We offer free initial consultations, and our phone is answered 24 hours per day. All calls are returned promptly.