Do I Qualify for Expungement?

  • Post last modified:July 9, 2024

An expungement is a dismissal of your criminal conviction. It is only possible under certain circumstances. Discuss if you are eligible for expungement of your criminal record with a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer.

Expungement is something you definitely need to consider because a lawbreaker conviction could continue to remain on your record, and could interfere with your employment prospects.

If you have been convicted of a lawbreaker offense, were sentenced to probation, and have successfully completed probation or got an early release, you may be eligible for expungement. However, for this you must have already paid all of the financial penalties that were part of the sentence, and must currently not be either serving a sentence of probation or on probation for any other offense.

If however, you were convicted of a misdemeanor or infraction, and at least 12 months have passed since the date of the conviction, you may be eligible for an expungement, provided that you have completely and fully complied with the sentence handed down to you. Again, in this case, you must not be currently serving a sentence, and must not be charged with another offense.

Sometimes, a court may make the decision about your eligibility for a dismissal of your lawbreaker conviction. The court has discretion in those cases where you were sentenced to probation, but did not get an early release or were also not able to comply with all of the terms of your probation. However, you must have paid the financial penalties that were attached to your sentence.

Discuss an expungement with a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer. Remember, that a criminal conviction on your record may be accessible to the public, which significantly affects your ability for higher education, or better employment prospects.

Speak to a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer, and discuss your case.