A successful California expungement can change your life for the better after you have been arrested and convicted of a crime. The process basically dismisses your case and your conviction so you will not have to face penalties in the aftermath of your crimes as well as keeping your conviction from showing up on your record.
When a conviction is changed on your record, the limits you would have had to face in life such as finding housing and obtaining loans, obtaining gainful employment, going to college, or developing personal relationships will no longer be obstacles.
Even though an expungement takes your conviction off of your record, there still will remain evidence of issues with the law because it will show that you were arrested. Additionally, it can show that you had charges filed for your arrest. Not every crime will be granted expungement or is eligible for the record cleaning process.
Also, there are strict requirements for individuals that may qualify for expungement to follow. To learn more about how expungement in California works and to see if you could have your record adjusted to remove your conviction, connect with the Los Angeles expungement attorneys at the Manshoory Law Group.
What Happens After Your Record is Expunged in California?
There are several benefits to expungement but it doesn’t alleviate all issues that are connected with a criminal conviction in California.
This is what expungement will do:
- Adjust the court record to indicate that your case was dismissed.
- Provide more flexibility to answer no regarding your conviction when you apply to most jobs. You should answer yes regarding your conviction when you are pursuing a government job. The same is true for professions where it is necessary to have a license, certificate, permit, or any level of security clearance but you can also disclose that you had your conviction expunged.
- Unless you are facing trial for another offense, you will be able to testify in court as a witness.
- Potentially allow you to get a pardon if your expungement was for a felony.
An expungement in California will not do the following:
- Your criminal history will still show your conviction and expungement that the state of California, as well as the FBI, can see.
- If your conviction resulted in making it unlawful to have a firearm, expungement doesn’t reinstate that right.
- You will still have to register as a sex offender if you were convicted of sex crimes.
- If you require a government-issued license you have to indicate that you were convicted of a crime.
- Seal your case from the public.
- If you are arrested for another crime, your expunged crime can still be used to increase your sentencing.
- Licensing agencies can still revoke or deny you a professional license.
- The Immigration and Naturalization Service may still consider your conviction when determining your status.
Meet with a Knowledgeable Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney
Despite its limitations, individuals who qualify for expungement can improve their quality of life and reclaim their future for the better after a criminal conviction. The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at the Manshoory Law Group can provide you with the legal guidance you need to learn about how expungement works and if your case is applicable. Call the California criminal defense attorneys at the Manshoory Law Group today to schedule your free case evaluation at (877) 977-7750 today.