Los Angeles Expungement Lawyer Helps You Get a Fresh Start
Did you make a mistake when you were younger that resulted in a misdemeanor or felony conviction? You might be able to have your criminal record expunged. The California Labor Code prohibits employers from inquiring about arrests that did not result in conviction. When the court expunges a conviction, it transforms it into an arrest that did not result in conviction.
Your attorney starts the expungement process by filing an action in the court in which you were originally convicted, asking the court to set aside your conviction. At the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, we are experienced in expunging clients’ criminal records. We are ready to work diligently on your case.
Eligibility for Expungement
Not everyone can have his or her record expunged. Unless you meet all of the following requirements, the court will not consider granting you an expungement:
- You are not currently charged with any crime
- You are not serving a sentence
- You are not on probation
- If you received a probation sentence, you have successfully completed it.
If you ever violated probation, the court will hold a hearing to determine whether you deserve to have your record expunged despite the probation violation. Factors the court considers include your criminal history, the seriousness of the crime and your overall conduct while on probation.
Understanding the Limits of Expungement
Certain offenses, such as sexual offenses against minors and serious vehicle code violations, are ineligible for expungement under California law.
It’s important to understand that expungement does not:
- Shield the conviction from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- Restore firearm rights.
- Exempt you from sex offender registration.
- Erase the conviction from your criminal history records.
- Seal the court file from public view.
- Allow omission of the conviction on applications for government licenses or employment.
- Permit holding public office.
- Prevent the conviction’s use in future sentencing or by government authorities in licensing decisions.
- Stop the DMV from considering the conviction.
Legal Assistance for Expunging Records
For expert guidance on expungement, contact the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi at (310) 448-1529 or contact us online. We promptly return phone calls and emails. Our office is conveniently located in the Westside Towers in Los Angeles, within minutes of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, and steps away from the Expo/Bundy Station. We have flexible hours and weekend appointments, and we will visit you in jail to discuss your case.