"Fresh Start Law Center was a lifesaver! They listened to the details of my situation and explained the law to me. They quickly filed my petition, and handled everything from start to finish. Now my felony has been expunged and I can finally hold my head high in job interviews and answer questions honestly. I am so thankful I hired them."
"I thought I was stuck until my probation was over, and a friend told me about Fresh Start. I signed up for their early probation termination service and within 2 months I was off of probation plus my felony was expunged at the same time. What a huge relief it has been on my life. I am sure glad I found Fresh Start Law Center."
"I was crushed when I got my DUI and just wanted to put it behind me. Fresh Start got me off of probation early and then expunged my DUI conviction. What a relief it has been! I am so glad I found them. They were extremely friendly and easy to work with?"
"I had a horrible experience wherein I was wrongfully arrested for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fresh Start assured me they could help me and they sure did. It only took about 3 months to get the arrest record sealed which was very satisfying."
California Criminal Expungement Articles
Below you will find an array of articles that discuss different aspects of the expungement laws in California.
"Wet" reckless has become extremely commonplace in many alcohol related driving cases these days. In this article we explain the difference between a "wet" reckless charge and a DUI charge.
This is one of the most comon questions we get from our clients, and here is a quick article detailing the difference between these two types of post conviction relief.
Shoplifting and petty theft crimes are the most common type of crimes in the world. Luckily, in California we are able to expunge a petty theft conviction, allowing you to move on with your life.
A felony conviction can have a huge impact on your life and your rights as a citizen. One of those rights that are taken away from you is the right to own a gun. In this article we detail what you can do to restore your 2nd Amendment rights.
The legal terms used to describe criminal record expungement can get confusing. This article explainshow dismissal and expungement are the same thing.
There is always a lot of confusion about what will, and will not, show on a criminal background check after expungement. This article clears up any confusion and tells you exactly what to expect after an expungement has been done.
There are a lot of private databases out there that charge you for incomplete information and half truths. The only way to obtain your official California criminal record is from the California Department of Justice. Find out how.
In the state of California felony "wobbler" offenses can be reduced to a misdemeanor under particular circumstances. This process can restore many of the rights that are taken away with a felony conviction. In this article we explain exactly what a PC 17(b) felony reduction is and the eligibility requirements.
As the court systems become more and more backed up, and our jails continue to overflow with inmates, diversion has become a very popular alternative to traditional sentencing practices. In this article we explain what diversion is and how it effects your permanent criminal record.
The legal term "crime of moral turpitude" is used in many laws, yet there is no standard definition for what the term actually means. This legal term is especially important in WIC 781 juvenile record sealing cases, as a conviction of a crime of moral turpitude as an adult will preclude you from sealing your juvenile record. In this article we explain what a crime of moral turpitude is.
There are particular juvenile crimes listed in WIC 707(b) that cannot we sealed under WIC 781. These are all considered serious juvenile crimes. We provide a list of all crimes listed in WIC 707(b) for your reference.
Did you know that many felony convictions can be reduced to a misdemeanor under PC 17(b) before we expunge them? These type of felonies are known as "wobblers."
We often hear of the horror stories of people that attempted to expunge a conviction on their own, and/or signed up with a budget non-attorney website. In this article we provide details on why exactly an expungement attorney is important for your expungement process, and the pitfalls of choosing not to hire an attorney.
This article provides a complete overview of the expungement process in California, including the step by step process, eligibility requirements, benefits, and misperceptions about expungement in California.
For most people the reason they decide to expunge a conviction is so that (a) their criminal record will be clean, and (b) so that they can honestly state they have not been convicted of a crime. Thus, a very common question revolves around exactly when you must disclose an expunged conviction. This article details when you do and do not have to disclose an expunged conviction.