Torrance Expungement Lawyer
Representing Clients in Manhattan Beach & Surrounding Areas
When you are arrested for committing a misdemeanor or felony crime, a criminal record will be created. The record contains information regarding the arrest, charges and outcome of the trail. You criminal record is kept by various law enforcement agencies, and can also be accessed by employers, schools and lending institutions conducting background checks. A criminal record can also affect security clearances and your ability to hold certain professional licenses. Under state law, if you were found guilty of the charges against you or pleaded “no contest”, you can petition to have your record expunged.
Requirements for Expungement of Records
The qualifications for expungement include:
- The crime you committed can be expunged
- You were not incarcerated in a state prison
- You completed your probation
- All fines, restitution and court fees were paid
- You attended all required court appearances
- You completed any required counseling or treatment program
- You have not been arrested or charged with any other crimes
In an expungement, the judge will set aside the guilty verdict and note the case as dismissed. After your record has been expunged, you will no longer be legal required to state that you have been convicted of a crime.
The Law Offices of Decio Rangel Jr. is a recognized criminal defense firm that has helped many clients erase their criminal past. We can explain the process in more detail, and review your criminal record to determine if you qualify for expungement.
Restore Your Reputation with a Torrance Expungement Attorney!
A California Governor’s Pardon is another legal remedy that individuals with a criminal record can use to restore their rights and reputation. When a person receives a pardon, they will regain the right to serve on a jury, as well as own a firearm (excluding deadly weapon cases). Sex offender registration will no longer be required, and state licenses denied to individuals with a criminal history can now be acquired. Pardons are granted based on a person’s productivity and good behavior after their conviction.
Our firm can provide useful counsel regarding pardons, and discuss other legal options regarding your criminal record. We serve clients throughout Los Angeles, including Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Long Beach, and Torrance!