Riverside Expungement Attorney
What is Expungement? | Why You Should Consider Expunging Your Record
If you’re ready to say goodbye to a past that’s been haunting you for far too long, an expungement in Riverside will effectively wipe your slate clean. When your attorney files for an expungement of your conviction, you can withdraw your guilty or no contest plea, and if the court approves your expungement, you’ll be released from the negative consequences resulting from the prior conviction. If you’re applying for a private-sector job, you won’t have to list your previous conviction. Also, if a background check is required by a landlord, creditor, or school, your record shows dismissal in “the interest of justice.” This helps prove to others that you’ve turned your life around, giving you a much better chance of success.
The first step to a successful expungement is contacting an experienced expungement attorney to help you navigate the complex legal process. With over 40 years of experience, our skilled attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have helped thousands of clients expunge their convictions in Riverside. We understand that everyone makes mistakes, and we believe in helping people improve their lives. If you have started down a new path but your past keeps dragging you down, we can help persuade the court to grant expungement for your prior conviction. Contact Wallin & Klarich today, and we’ll start building a persuasive argument to help you achieve the best results at your expungement hearing.
Who Is Eligible for Expungement? | Penal Code Section1203.4
You may be eligible for expungement in Riverside if you have been convicted of one or more of the following penalties: county jail, probation, or a fine. However, it is important to note that there are always exceptions, which is why it’s important to hire a skilled expungement attorney. Under California PC 1203.4, you may be eligible for expungement if you meet the conditions outlined below.
Once you’ve successfully completed probation, you must also meet the following conditions for expungement
- No additional criminal violations
- Followed all court or jail orders
- Attended your probation appointments
- Paid any fines or restitution
- Finished community service
- Consented to police searches and seizures of your person or property
- Attended drug or alcohol rehabilitation
- Are not on active probation or parole.
Situations Where You May Qualify for Expungement
If any of the following applies to your case, you should call our law firm to see if you are eligible for an expungement of your criminal record. Some other circumstances that may make you eligible for your expungement include:
- You didn’t serve a state prison for your conviction.
- You served time in state prison, but under Proposition 47.1, you would have received a county jail sentence.
- You were convicted of a non-violent crime and participated in a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) conservation camp’s fire crew. Under AB 2147, former fire crew members are eligible to have their records expunged, which allows them to apply for positions as firefighters in the community upon release.
If you’ve violated your probation, we may still be able to help you get your records expunged. While the laws are complex and the expungement process is complicated, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich understand all the complexities, thanks to our 40 years of experience. We will guide you through the legal process of filing for expungement and defend your rights at your hearing. To receive your complimentary consultation and find out whether your case qualifies for expungement, contact us today, toll-free at (877) 4-NO-JAIL.
Who is NOT Eligible for Expungement? | PC 1203.4
While serving time in state prison usually disqualifies you from expungement of your criminal record, exceptions apply to certain cases. Contacting our knowledgeable attorneys at Wallin & Klarich is the best way to determine your eligibility for expungement. However, we’ve outlined some of the crimes that are ineligible for expungement below, which include
- Sodomy with a minor – PC 286(c)
- Lewd and lascivious acts with a minor – PC 288
- Oral copulation with a minor – PC 288a(c)
- Continuous sexual abuse of a child – PC 288.5
- Forcible sexual penetration with a minor under 14 years old – PC 289(j)
- Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 years old committed by a person over 21 years old – PC 261.5(d)
- Felony Possession of Child Pornography – PC 311
- Failure to stop and submit to inspection of equipment or for an unsafe condition endangering a person – Vehicle Code section 42002.1
- Any infractions or special misdemeanors under Vehicle Code section 42001
However, even if your case includes one of the above convictions, we may still be able to help you. Our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can request a Governor’s Pardon under Penal Code section 1203.4(g) in some cases, which helps prove to others that you’re ready to be a productive member of society and have been successfully rehabilitated.
When Can I Petition to Have My Record Expunged?
- Immediately after you’ve successfully completed your probation, you can hire an experienced attorney to file for an expungement on your behalf. Under California Penal Code section 1203.3, you may file for an expungement if the court terminates your probation before the end of your term.
- If you were convicted of a misdemeanor or infraction but probation wasn’t ordered, you are required to wait a year from the date of the judgment to file for expungement.
You don’t have to figure out the intricacies of expungement on your own. At Wallin & Klarich, we will look at the details of your case, determine your likelihood of success, and remain by your side throughout the entire process.
Steps Towards Expungement | What You Need to Do
Step 1: Hire an Attorney
Hiring an experienced defense attorney is one of the most important steps you can take to win your expungement hearing. With over 40 years of experience representing clients seeking an expungement in Riverside, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich know how to help you achieve success at your expungement hearing. We understand each step of the process and remain at your side as your trusted legal experts.
Step 2: Complete Forms
There is a lot of time-consuming paperwork involved in filing for expungement. With Wallin & Klarich at your side, your mind will be at ease knowing all the necessary paperwork is taken care of for you. Our experienced attorneys know how to correctly fill out each form, and we complete all of them on time. Additional forms may be required to terminate probation or reduce a felony to a misdemeanor. When you hire one of our attorneys, we do the work and increase your chances of expungement, so you don’t have to worry or stress.
Step 3: File for Expungement
When you file for expungement in Riverside, it is important to meet all the necessary deadlines. If paperwork is late, the court can deny your expungement. When you trust Wallin & Klarich with your expungement, we are always prepared and on time to ensure your success!
Step 4: Preparing for Court
We will put together a persuasive argument to support your request for an expungement in Riverside. Your attorney will work closely with you to gather evidence to show that you’ve successfully completed probation without any further criminal violations. If you’ve received new charges or violated probation, we will gather additional evidence to prove your successful rehabilitation including:
- School transcripts
- Records of job training
- Employment history
- Charity or volunteer work
- Letters from school officials, employers, probation officers, etc,
- Rehab programs
What If Your Expungement Is Denied?
If the court denies your expungement, we will not give up. We will refile on your behalf as soon as possible and continue to work hard toward your expungement.
Our successful track record and roster of happy clients are evidence of our strong defense strategies and legal skills. When you choose Wallin & Klarich to represent you, we do everything in our power to bring you success. Contact us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL, and we will discuss the expungement process with you.
Hire The Best Expungement Defense Attorney | How We Can Help You
Expungement is a complex legal process that requires experience and skill. When you want to set aside the past and clear your criminal record, you need the best expungement attorney that you can find. At Wallin & Klarich, we believe four (4) key aspects separate an average attorney from the best defense attorney.
- Track record
- Ethos – Credibility
Wallin & Klarich | 40+ Years of Experience Defending Expungement Cases
With over 40 years of experience representing clients seeking an expungement in Riverside, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich understand the different strategies that work in the courtroom based on the details of each case. We are also familiar with the prosecutors, which gives us the advantage of knowing their strategies as well. Our real-world experience allows us to craft a strong persuasive argument, greatly increasing your chance of success.
24/7 Communication With Your Attorney | The Wallin & Klarich Way
At Wallin & Klarich, communication and transparency are the foundation of our success. It’s easy for clients to get lost in all the paperwork and legality. We want you to know what’s happening with your case, so we keep communication open and honest, taking the time to listen and address your concerns. This is why so many people choose our attorneys when they want to expunge their convictions and get a clean slate. With 24/7 lines of communication and expert guidance throughout their legal journey, our clients are happier and more well-informed. Working together, we’re able to achieve the best results.
Let’s begin building the strongest defense for your case. Give us a call at (877) 4-NO-JAIL.
Track Record of Success | Wallin & Klarich History of Winning Cases
Anyone can say they’re successful, but tangible results speak for themselves. We want you to be just as confident in our abilities as we are, so we invite you to look at some of our client’s success stories and big wins in the courtroom!
Reputation & Ethos | Wallin & Klarich A Reputation You Want on Your Side
With hundreds of lawyers claiming to have extensive experience representing clients seeking an expungement in Riverside, it is challenging to choose the right law firm to defend you. For more than 40 years, we’ve helped many clients expunge their convictions, and many of our cases have been featured on television, in newspapers, and throughout the internet. Check out some of our most notable cases below.
Call Us Today
If you or a loved one would like to erase your criminal history with an expungement, call us today at (877) 466-5245 for a free consultation with one of our highly-experienced Riverside expungement attorneys.
When you need us, we will be here.