California Criminal Expungement
If you are a Californian resident (or know someone in California) with a criminal record, you probably understand the many ways that having a criminal record can make life more difficult. A criminal record can limit you from getting the job you want, renting housing, getting professional licenses, qualifying for government programs, obtaining student loans, and many other opportunities which would otherwise be available to you if you didn’t have a criminal record.
We have California expungement and record clearing services to help anybody with a criminal record move forward in life with confidence and peace of mind.
California Penal Code 1203.4 allows for most types of expungements in California from misdemeanors to felonies. You can expunge most all types of misdemeanors including a DUI! With a felony conviction, you can normally reduce this to a misdemeanor and expunge the misdemeanor. However, if you’ve been to prison, you can’t expunge your record. However, there are some additional services for those who have been to prison such as the California Certificate of Rehabilitation. Check out more of the services below to see what you may qualify for.
California Misdemeanor Expungement
California Felony Expungement
California Certificate of Rehabilitation
California Early Probation Termination
California Gun Rights Restoration
California Arrest Record Sealing
California “Wobbler” Offenses
These rules can be complex, so we encourage you to contact our experienced attorneys to see if you qualify for an expungement. We are happy to provide a free consultation to let you know what your options are to remove charges from your criminal record. Even if you do not qualify for an expungement, our firm would be happy to discuss what other options you have in cleaning up your criminal record.
WipeRecord’s experienced attorneys are here to fight for your future, and will begin the process of cleaning up your criminal record the very same day you hire us. It typically takes two to three months to obtain an expungement in California, so starting the expungement process before you need a clean record is essential. Although the courts operate on a first-come first-served basis, starting the expungement process is entirely within your control. We offer flexible payment plans and can get you started for as low as $99, so contact us today to get started!
Click here to view the California Expungement Statute.
California Frequently Asked Questions
Do I qualify for an expungement in California?
The easiest way to find out is by taking our confidential, free Eligibility Test. In the alternative, you can refer to the above paragraphs to have a better idea of your eligibility. Give us a call at 844-947-3732 to speak with a criminal records analyst or attorney today!
I don't qualify for any of the California services above, what can I do?
If you are not qualified for the above services but are still looking for ways to improve your life, one of our affiliates has an alternative to remove your records and personal information from the private online background check databases that matter the most. You can find out more about this service at www.recordshield.com. Note, however, that this is not a legal service that, and is not a substitute for an expungement.
How much do I pay for the services?
Currently, our prices start at $495 for services in California. We offer payment plans based on the client’s needs, and a refund policy when circumstances apply. Contact us today to get a tailored quote – we always offer discounts to clients ready to take actions!
What do I do to get started?
If you are reading this – you have already started the right course of action! Contact us so that our experts can start handling your expungement/restricted access right away.
Why should I have WipeRecord handle my expungement or certificate of rehabilitation in California?
Having your conviction vacated or your record sealed is not an easy process – there are many subtle rules that need to be followed for you to be successful. Hiring us to obtain a satisfactory result on your behalf will give you peace of mind, ensuring it is done correctly and as quickly as possible, and increasing your chances of success. We will handle any objections the District Attorney may present, send a licensed attorney to argue your case in court if need be, and write letters to potential employers indicating that your case has been reopened and is in the process of being removed from your criminal record, all at an unbeatable price.
How long do I have to wait for the petition to be granted?
The most frequently question we hear from clients is – how long do I have to wait? We understand the importance of working efficiently so we try our best to move things forward. However, an expungement usually takes several months to obtain, depending on the particular county, and sometimes the particular court.
Am I required to go to court?
Typically, clients do not have to show up in court for us to do our job. Under rare circumstances where you are required to attend a hearing, we will be there every step of the way and make sure you have nothing to worry about.
How do I learn about my case status once I hire WipeRecord?
We strive to make our clients informed and assured of every processes of their case. Clients get a monthly update of their case from our paralegals, and one can always contact us by either phone or email for an update. Our law firm is currently finishing up a custom client portal, where clients can obtain information about their case online by simply logging in.
I am interested in getting my run rights restored. What do I do?
Unfortunately, firearm rights restoration is complicated and frustrating in most states – contact us directly and let us know if we can help!