California Felony Expungment
Having a felony conviction on your record can weigh you down mentally and prevent you from obtaining meaningful employment. Today more private employers conduct background checks then ever before, and it is essential that you do everything possible to give you the best possible chance in this ultra competitive job market. Fortunately, there is a process in California under Penal Code 1203.4 that allows us to file a petition with the court on your behalf to have your felony conviction expunged. This petition, once granted by the court, will set aside your original conviction allowing you to apply for jobs with confidence and to answer honestly that you have never been convicted of a felony.
Our law firm specializes in California felony expungements under Penal Code 1203.4, which allows us to offer our expert legal services at an affordable fixed price. We are so confident that we can help you, we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our felony expungement service.
ADDED BONUS: If your felony qualifies for felony reduction to a misdemeanor under California Penal Code 17(b), we will file a petition for a reduction at the same time we file the PC 1203.4 petition for expungement for only an additional $99! See a list of California felony "wobbler" offenses.
California Felony Expungement Summary
California Penal Code 1203.4 allows a person with a felony conviction to petition the court to have them re-open the case, set aside your guilty plea, your Nolo Contendere (no contest) plea, or factual finding of guilt, and to set aside the conviction and dismiss the case. Moving forward you will no longer be considered convicted of the felony by the state of California, and your criminal record will be permanently changed to display a dismissal rather than a felony conviction. Subsequently, once the conviction is expunged by the court you can truthfully tell employers, your family, and all other interested parties that you have not previously been convicted of a felony. This gives you the upper hand in a rough job market where more than 80% of potential employers conduct backgrounds checks.
If you have been convicted of a felony in the state of California your conviction is eligible for Penal Code 1203.4 felony expungement relief if you satisfy the following criteria:
An experienced attorney will handle your felony expungement case from beginning to end. We are dedicated to getting your felony conviction dismissed in the quickest time possible, allowing you to forget your past and to move into a more positive future. The average case, once filed with the court, can take 6 - 12 weeks depending on the courts and how backed up they are. In almost all cases you will not be required to appear at any court hearings, as we appear and argue on your behalf. Our focus and expertise in California felony expungements allows us to offer our services at the absolute lowest fixed prices, meaning there will never be any surprises with the costs down the road. See the chart below for everything that is included in our low fixed fee.
ADDED BONUS: If your felony is what is known as a California "wobbler" felony, we will file a Penal Code 17(b) petition to get the felony reduced to a misdemeanor at the same time we file to have your felony expunged for only an additional $99!
Benefits Of Felony Expungement In California
Other then the mental relief one can experience with a felony expungement there are many tangible benefits that a California felony expungement offers:
Why It Is Important To Hire An Experienced Attorney
Hiring an experienced attorney is essential to the success of your felony expungement. Felony expungment law can be complex and it is critical that all the necessary documents get filed with the court and that all the required steps are followed in a timely manner (e.g., the prosecuting attorney must be given 15 day notice of the petition for relief). Felony expungments in California often require a hearing in front of the judge, wherein your case must be argued. Also the prosecuting attorney will often oppose your felony expungement, requiring a concise and well written response. If a hearing is required we attend the hearing and argue on your behalf. 99% of the time you will not be required to attend the hearing. If the prosecuting attorney files opposition, we will gather and present evidentiary support for the felony expungement petition.
The sooner you get started, the sooner you can forget the past and embrace the future. We will start on your case immediately, applying our expertise to the unique details of your case. We offer the lowest fixed price for California felony expungement anywhere (we guarantee our low prices), and have a 100% money back guarantee, meaning if we can't get your felony expunged you don't pay us. Thank you for taking the time to consider our California felony expungment service. We truly look forward to helping you in any way we can.
David Huffman, Esq