Santa Barbara Expungement Lawyer
Let Our Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Attorneys Help You
Having a criminal record can make it difficult to take advantage of life’s
opportunities, such as obtaining employment, registering for school, or
even purchasing a house. A criminal conviction can stay on your record
for a long time,
click here to read about how long that can be. Fortunately, if you were convicted of a crime in California, you’re
entitled to expunge your criminal record.
Appel & Morse, we firmly believe that your previous transgressions shouldn’t plague
you for the rest of your life. Whether it's a
misdemeanor or a
felony, our Santa Barbara
criminal attorneys possess the comprehensive knowledge of the state laws to help put the
past behind you.
What Is an Expungement?
Expungement is the process by which your criminal convictions are dismissed
as if they never existed. In California, however, you
cannot erase a criminal record from public view entirely. Rather, an expungement
will reopen your case, withdraw the guilty or no contest conviction, and
dismiss your charges.
It is important to note that your case record will still exist, however,
the outcome of the case will no longer be your plea or conviction.
In order to be eligible for an expungement, you must meet the following criteria:
- Completed probation
- Not currently charged with a criminal offense
- Not currently on probation or servicing a sentence for criminal offense
Can All Crimes Be Expunged?
Crimes that cannot be expunged include:
- Sex crimes, including those involving children
Why Choose Us?
Our Santa Barbara criminal attorneys know that the expungement process
is a complex legal process. We have what it takes to help you properly
file an expungement petition. If you are currently on probation, we can
even help you obtain early termination of probation as well. Get your
life back to normal by hiring the legal services of our team at Appel
& Morse today.
Contact us by calling (805) 467-6060.