Scott Levy

Criminal Defense Lawyer
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2838 Mariposa Street
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Do you need your record expunged?

It can be very shocking to find yourself or a loved one arrested and accused of a crime. The seriousness of the accusation, whether a felony or a misdemeanor, white collar crime, armed robbery or sex crime, and regardless of the eventual outcome is a very stressful experience. When it is finally resolved, the individual may not think of the future consequences of having such an event on his or her criminal record. If you or a loved one has been arrested, it is important to get the assistance of an experienced expungement attorney from the Law Office of Scott Levy to do all that is possible to ensure the record of this is erased or expunged.

What is an Expungement?

An expungement, or sealing, of a criminal record is a short legal process that can clear criminal convictions from a person’s record. An expungement takes place when a legal action filed with the court in which the conviction occurred and a request is made to have the criminal conviction reversed, set aside or dismissed. This process applies to most misdemeanor and minor felony cases. There are alternative ways to set aside a conviction for serious felonies.

Why Expungements are Important

A criminal record can severely limit a person’s future earning power and many of the benefits of society that we often take for granted. Today more than ever, employers are doing background checks on current and potential employees. Thanks to the Internet, more employers are running background checks on current and potential employees, and have easier access to peoples’ past than ever before. Some of the limitations of a criminal record include:

  • Getting a good job
  • Obtaining credit
  • Renting a house or apartment
  • Voting
  • Obtaining certain licenses (nursing, realtor, medical and others)
  • Running for political positions.

The Expungement Process

In order to expunge your criminal record, attorney Scott Levy will file a petition to the court to have your case reopened and your plea set aside. To be eligible for expungement in California, you will have to meet certain conditions:

  • You must have successfully completed court-ordered probation and paid all fines, probation fees and restitution
  • You cannot be currently facing charges in another criminal case
  • You must not have served time in state prison for the offense for which you are seeking expungement

At the Law Office of Scott Levy, our goal is to work with you to seal or expunge the records of your past offense. We can help you obtain the clean start you need, and make the future a little brighter. Contact us to discuss ways to clean up your criminal record at (559) 549-5403.

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