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If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, that conviction is going to remain on your record forever. It is not something that magically falls off of your record after a certain number of years. However, with the help of WILL & WILL, LLP, there is something you can do about cleaning up your criminal record. 

Pursuant to penal code section 1203.4, a motion may be made to the court on your behalf to have your guilty plea (or trial conviction) withdrawn and then have your case dismissed. This is often referred to as having a conviction “expunged” from your record. If successful in convincing a judge to grant this motion, the conviction will then be dismissed and off of your record for many purposes. For instance, if you are filling out a job application that asks whether you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, you can legally check “No” once your matter has been expunged. However, it is important to note that an expungement does not completely erase the conviction for all purposes. For example, if you are applying for a state licensure, such as a real estate license, you are still required to disclose the conviction. Nonetheless, having the matter expunged can still greatly enhance your chances at obtaining the license despite the conviction. Without an expungement, your chances are much less. 

Here at WILL & WILL, LLP, our attorneys have helped countless clients get their convictions expunged. As a result, we know how to optimize your chances of getting your motion granted by the judge. Moreover, we are very familiar with the courts where your motion will be argued. This further increases your odds of success. Call WILL & WILL, LLP or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation about expunging your conviction. 

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