We all know a misdemeanor conviction can negatively affect your life in many ways. A conviction on your record can impact your ability to attain employment, professional licenses, housing, and access to finances and travel. In the end, affecting your ability to provide for yourself and your family. If you have criminal convictions on your record you should take action to get them removed.
The good news is that there is a remedy through the California Court system to expunge a misdemeanor conviction. If you are successful in filing a petition for expungement, the Court will dismiss your misdemeanor conviction.
Cal. Penal Code § 1203.4 provides that an individual can petition to set aside and dismiss a misdemeanor conviction if (1) you have fulfilled the terms and conditions of probation successfully and (2) you are not currently facing criminal charges, serving a sentence or be on probation. If you have completed the terms and conditions of your misdemeanor probation, PC § 1203.4 states that the court shall dismiss your conviction.
However, if you did not fulfill the terms and conditions of probation, you may still be eligible to file a petition for expungement, however, you must explain why the court should exercise discretion and dismiss your case in the interests of justice.
You will want to hire a qualified and competent attorney to assist you with filing and presenting your petition to achieve success.
At the Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson, we can help determine your eligibility for a 1203.4 misdemeanor expungement. We can assist you in obtaining the needed documents. We can help you draft, file, and serve the appropriate documentation. Our attorneys will go to court and advocate on your behalf for the Court to consider and grant your petition for dismissal. Call us now so we can help you move past old criminal convictions, and move forward with your life.