Getting Help While Seeking An Expungement
Upon successful completion of the terms and conditions of probation, an individual is potentially entitled to petition the court to reduce felony charges to misdemeanors and clear or expunge the conviction from your record. Our office will do the required work to make sure that all appropriate motions are filed in order to have all legally available remedies granted.
At Law Office of Adrienne Dell, you can find reliable guidance as you are pursuing an expungement. Attorney Adrienne Dell has been practicing law in California for more than 35 years and is proud to help her clients secure the outcome they deserve in their criminal law needs.
Guidance Through Your Expungement Needs
Any individual who completes the terms of either felony or misdemeanor probation, including the payment of all fees and fines, without a violation is legally entitled to an expungement. A court can use its’ discretion in granting a request for expungement for any individual who has completed probation but has had violations during the course of probation. Law Office of Adrienne Dell has been very successful in persuading the court to grant their Motions to Expunge because of the individual attention that goes into each motion.
If an individual is charged with a “wobbler” offense, the charges can be reduced to misdemeanors, prior to record expungement. A “wobbler” offense is a crime that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. If the charge is a “non-alternative” felony, reduction of the charges to a misdemeanor is not possible. While reduction of the charge is not available in the above-mentioned situation, clearance is.
With very few exceptions, once expungement has been granted, convictions do not need to be disclosed to employers.
- Drunk driving
- Drug possession or distribution
- Assault, domestic violence or any violent crime
- A sex crime or even murder
Explore Your Options For Criminal Records Expungement
If you are looking for the best way to clear your criminal record, another critically important step is a careful review of all prior convictions, including the circumstances of the arrests. There may be good reasons to petition for new trials in some cases. An experienced, active and persevering defense attorney can help you consider all options available by law. San Jose defense lawyer Adrienne Dell can help you explore all avenues that may open the door to expungement of your record.
Fight To Clear Your Record
If the facts warrant it, attorney Adrienne Dell can petition the San Jose Superior Court on your behalf to have your past convictions expunged. A successful expungement will mean you can thereafter state that you have never been convicted of a criminal offense.