Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Ana

Get your conviction expunged with my firm’s help!

In California, an expungement is the process by which a criminal proceeding is reopened and the conviction is changed to a dismissal. With an expungement, you can legally deny that you have ever been convicted of a crime in a job application or other interview. If you have a conviction on your record which is keeping you from getting a job or being accepted into college, speak with a Santa Ana criminal defense lawyer form my firm to learn if you are eligible for an expungement.

At The Law Office of Jerry Schaffer, Jr., I am a certified criminal law specialist, which means I meet the highest standards in professional conduct and competency when it comes to criminal law in California. I have almost 20 years of experience practicing solely criminal defense and have spent time arguing in courtroom in hearings, jury trials, and appeals. Turn to my firm when you have been accused of a crime and need to know what to do next.

Am I eligible for an expungement?

With an expungement, the record of your conviction is not just hidden from public view, as in potential employers who conduct a background check, but the record of your conviction is destroyed.

You must meet certain conditions to obtain an expungement including:

  • You were convicted in state court rather than federal court
  • You were not sent to state prison
  • You have not been charged with another criminal offense
  • You completed probation or received an early termination of probation by petition
  • All sentence requirements such as community service have been satisfied

Crimes such as sexual offenses against children, murder, and kidnapping cannot be expunged in California. You must disclose any expunged convictions if you are applying for a state license of any kind.

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While you are allowed to file for an expungement yourself, having a trained Santa Ana criminal defense attorney with you can make a considerable difference, especially when your criminal record is at stake. My firm knows exactly which forms and details are needed to show the court to begin your petition for expungement, so call me to begin yours today!.

When you need help with a conviction, speak with my firm. Call to request a free consultation!

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