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Criminal Record Expungement


Want to Clear Your Criminal Record?

Do you have a criminal record? The consequences of a criminal conviction last far beyond the last day of your jail term, probation, or even the last penny of your fine. A criminal record can last a lifetime and affect you in many ways – negatively impacting your job opportunities, finances, and even ability to travel.

Fortunately, our team of Merced criminal defense attorneys can help you clean up your criminal record through expungement. If you are interested in having your criminal record cleared of either misdemeanors or felonies, speak with Tenenbaum Law Firm immediately.

The Basics of Criminal Expungement in California

Expungement is a remedy where a criminal case that has already been decided is reopened and the conviction entered by the judge is set aside. Under California state law, a misdemeanor or felony conviction may be cleared by withdrawing the guilty or no contest plea and having the case dismissed, which means that the conviction no longer appears.

Unfortunately, expungement of a conviction does not wipe the slate clean; punishments such as firearms prohibitions, inability to run for public office or strikes for violent crimes cannot be erased. These sanctions are in place for life.

Other examples of what an expungement does not do include: 

  • Omit the conviction from applications for government licenses
  • Seal the court case file
  • Prevent a conviction from being a "prior" for sentencing enhancement
  • Prevent the conviction from being used to revoke a government license or permit
  • Prevent the conviction from being used to deny citizenship

Tenenbaum Law Firm's experienced lawyers have handled thousands of cases, including reducing charges from a felony to a misdemeanor. Depending on the nature of your case, you may be entitled to an expungement, or the expungement may be entirely at the discretion of a judge. Having aggressive, legal representation can make all the difference.

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Because a criminal record follows you for the rest of your life, we strongly encourage anyone with even a minor criminal history to pursue an expungement. If you are interested in clearing your criminal record, we will review your history and determine if you are eligible. We are a highly recommended firm with outstanding client testimonials. Se Habla Español.

For the sake of your own future, contact our expungement lawyers to schedule a complimentary initial case evaluation .