Ventura Expungement Lawyer
How To Expunge & Clear A Criminal Record in California
Expungement provides individuals with past arrests or convictions to clear
their criminal records. If you have been convicted of a criminal charge
in California and meet the necessary qualifications of expungement, you
may be able to clear your Ventura criminal record. This means that when
future employers ask if you have a criminal record, you can honestly and
legally respond with a simple "no."
If you are interested in clearing your criminal record in Ventura County,
The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert is determined to help. Not only can
we help you understand the process, but we can assist you with dismissing
any acceptable convictions.
The Expungement Process
It is important to understand that your convictions do not completely disappear.
Your case still exists within your criminal record; however, your record
will be sealed to the public. To get started with the expungement process,
it is best to speak to a criminal defense lawyer who can help you through
the steps of the process, including:
Getting a copy of your criminal record: It is important to have a copy with you so that you have the information
needed to properly clear your record. Having a copy also allows your attorney
to fully review your record and determine your available options.
Identifying if your misdemeanor or felony convictions qualify for expunction: Our Ventura law firm can review your convictions and determine whether
or not you qualify for expungement. Typically, a person is eligible to
expunge their misdemeanor or felony convictions if they have successfully
completed their probation and are not currently charged with a crime,
on probation for a crime, or incarcerated for a crime. A person is ineligible
for expungement if they were sent to state prison or if they committed
certain crimes, including serious sexual offenses against children.
Filing the court petition to get your conviction expunged: A Ventura criminal defense lawyer can help you properly fill out the necessary
paperwork as well as file the petition in court. The judge will then use
the petition to determine whether or not you qualify for expungement.
Appearing at the court hearing: This is where the judge will make their final decision, so it is important
to have the representation of an experienced attorney. After the court
hearing, you will receive a letter in the mail, letting you know if your
conviction was dismissed. If it is not dismissed, however, you may be
able to reapply and have your case looked at again by the courts.
Speak with a criminal attorney in Ventura about expunging your conviction!
If you are interested in getting a fresh start and cleaning up your criminal
record, our Ventura law firm can help. We can determine whether or not
your misdemeanor or felony conviction is eligible for expungement and
provide the necessary resources and knowledge to successfully handle your
case. If your conviction qualifies, The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert
can get you started in the right direction towards clearing your record
and making way for a brighter future.
Contact our firm to get started with expunging your convictions and clearing your criminal