California offers many remedies to Orange County residents seeking to expunge or seal their arrest, juvenile or misdemeanor records. For those who were convicted of a felony, and did not serve prison time, you may be eligible to have your conviction reduced to a misdemeanor and expunged. For those who served time in California state prison, you may apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation. We recommend a specialized expungement attorney to expunge your criminal record.Read More
Any licensed attorney in California or Florida can represent you in court, but choosing a specialized expungement attorney increases your chances of successfully having your record expunged. Many expungement attorneys claim that they can have your record expunged, but usually charge a much higher price; charging close to $1600 for an expungement that can be performed for around $600. Even then, your chances of a successful expungement are much lower than if you choose a specialized expungement attorney. An expungement lawyer that has performed thousands of criminal record record expungements are far more likely to succeed with your case than an attorney who has done it a few times.
Definition of Interest of Justice
- There are three ways a defendant (who was given probation for his conviction) can get a dismissal under section 1203.4.
- The first is by fulfilling the conditions of probation for the entire period of probation.
- The second is by being discharged prior to the termination of the period of probation.
- The third is by the court’s discretion in the interests of justice.