It is always to a judge to decide whether an Expungement Order can be issued or not. Expungement Order means that, with some exceptions, the person has never been arrested or convicted of a crime. We all know that it is almost impossible to find a good job or to be treated as other applicants in all the institutions requiring information about prior convictions. If the record has been expunged, the person is allowed to say that he/she has never been arrested or convicted.
If you get the expungement, the law enforcement agencies, in their turn, are required by law to keep all records private. Nonetheless, even in this case prior convictions can be revealed if a new crime is committed.
It is very important to remember that criminal records are NOT automatically removed from the person’s criminal history after 7 years. This is just a fairy tale which does not correspond to the cruel reality. The Department of Justice keeps all persons criminal records for life.
The Margarian Law Firm aggressively protects the rights of criminal defendants in California. We are a client-centered professional expungement law firm, not a mass-market expungement mill. When our law firm accepts your California criminal case, you can put your mind at ease. We handle every aspect of your case, from the very start through the very last court hearing, all for a flat fee agreed upon before we begin.
You may file your request online, by telephone or by mail. 818-553-1000