In today’s economy, it’s hard enough to get a job without having to deal with a criminal record for past indiscretions. Because both employers and schools are performing more background checks on applicants, it is crucial to clear your record if possible.
There are various ways that an attorney can help you to clear your criminal record.
If you were convicted of certain felonies called “wobblers,” a motion can be filed to have the felony reduced to a misdemeanor.
If you were convicted of certain crimes and did not go to state prison, you may be eligible to file a motion to have your conviction set aside and dismissed at the end of the probationary period.
In some cases, if you were convicted of a felony, you may be able to successfully petition the court for a certificate of rehabilitation.
If you were arrested for a crime but the criminal charges were dismissed prior to any conviction being obtained, you may be eligible to successfully petition the court to have your arrest record sealed and destroyed. There are specific requirements that must be met in order for this motion to be successful.
Please contact the Law Offices of Gregory D. Brenner to find out what legal means may be available to you to help clean up your prior criminal record.