Category Archives: Expungement

“Can I get my felony reduced to a misdemeanor because of Prop 47?”

Can your conviction get dropped to a misdemeanor?  Does Prop 47 affect your case?   In the past week since Proposition passed, I’ve gotten several calls and emails asking about getting felony charges changed to misdemeanors.  Unfortunately, there are either a lot of false rumors or maybe just false hope going around.   Proposition 47 […]

Prop 47 – reducing a felony to misdemeanor (old conviction or new case)

Proposition 47 made some substantial changes to drug and theft laws   California voters approved Proposition 47 (“Prop 47”) in the statewide general election November 4, 2014.  It was commonly known as the “Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act” and it changed the sentencing laws and affects several low-level crimes to make them misdemeanor offenses instead […]

Clearing old convictions off your record – Orange County expungement lawyer

I know – especially now with the economy the way it is, being the best applicant for a job gives you the best chance.  How can you compete with a past criminal record?  What about having to disclose past convictions for things like rental applications?  How can you get prior convictions off your record?  It […]

Getting a prior conviction off your record

One of the most common questions asked is, “How do I get a prior conviction off my record?” Especially today, I understand why that question is asked.  You made a mistake in the past and ended up with a criminal conviction.  But you’ve done your time, paid your debt to society and now need a […]

What are the benefits to getting a conviction off my record?

By filing a formal motion with the court, you can seek to have a conviction taken off your record in a process known as expungement. The procedure depends on whether the conviction was for a misdemeanor or a felony, the punishment imposed and your age at the time of the conviction. By expunging your conviction, […]