Expungement Attorney in Los Angeles
What Is Expungement and How Can It Help Me?
Expunge means to erase or remove entirely, especially something unwanted. It is sometimes referred to as "cleaning your record." When a person is convicted of a crime, it goes on their record and potential employers and educational institutions can see your history. This can have a very negative effect on your life. There are often actions that you can take to expunge or "clean" your record. Once you have successfully had your record expunged, you do not necessarily have to disclose a prior arrest or conviction on applications for employment, housing or the like.
Normally, if a potential employer, school or other institution runs a background check, no record of an expunged conviction or arrest will appear. It is a valuable action worth taking. If you have a prior arrest or conviction on your record and you want it expunged in order to clear your way for future opportunities, you need the services of a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at Lessem and Newstat.
How to Get Your Record Expunged in Los Angeles
Not every person is eligible for expungement and the process itself of petitioning can be complex. The procedures for state and federal crimes will be different. If you would like to have your record expunged, or you know an adult or youth who would benefit from this legal action, our office can help. We will review all of the information concerning their conviction, time served, penalties imposed and paid and other relevant data. We can determine eligibility for expungement and if eligible, we will assist in handling the complex process of filing the petition. We highly recommend taking action to expunge your record and especially that of a youth or young adult.
If you want to find out if you are eligible for a record expungement, contact us today.