If you have been convicted of a criminal offense in Orange County, your
world has probably been turned upside-down. You’ve probably already
dealt with some of the negative effects of a criminal record, such as
how it comes up on background checks.
Even with a criminal conviction on your record, you may be able to take
advantage of a favorable legal process that can bring you some much-needed
relief. Certain convictions on a person’s record can be “modified”
so when the person applies for most jobs, they can legally say, “I
have not been convicted of a crime.”
felony convictions in California can be reduced to misdemeanors under certain
circumstances. Also, if you are a resident of Orange County and you completed
a prison term, there is a possibility that you can be eligible for a Certificate
of Rehabilitation and Pardon.
Note: We are only discussing criminal convictions that took place in California,
not in other states. If you are dealing with the stigma of a criminal
record, we hope this information helps you understand there are ways for
people to clean up their criminal record.
What We Need to Know About You
If you are interested in
cleaning up your criminal record, we’d love to help. The first thing we’re
going to need to know is what’s on your criminal record. Once we
learn this information, we can explain your options and guide you in the
In many cases, people petition for a dismissal under Penal Code Sections
1203.4 and 1203.4a. Such a petition is commonly used in misdemeanor and
infraction convictions (non-traffic).
Not all convictions can be dismissed; people can only have their conviction
dismissed under certain circumstances. People are
not eligible for dismissals when they were sentenced to state prison or when they were
sentenced under the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s
To learn more about cleaning up your criminal record,
contact us to speak with an Orange County
criminal defense lawyer for free!