Van Nuys Expungements Lawyer

Van Nuys Expungements Attorney

Some individuals have made errors in the past that resulted in a criminal record.  This could be a DUI or any other misdemeanor or felony offense.  Years have passed in some cases, and the person has led a law-abiding life and now wishes to clean their criminal record.  The procedure to do so is an expungement.  This procedure is available for many types of offenses, most are misdemeanors, and a few felony offenses.  The restrictions are related to the type of offense, and serious felony offenses cannot usually be expunged.  If a criminal conviction resulted in time spent in state prison, this usually makes the conviction record ineligible for expungement, although each case should be reviewed as there may be an option to solve the matter.

Expungement Lawyer in Van Nuys, California

Many individuals wrongly believe that your criminal record is now sealed or destroyed, which is actually untrue.  The action changes what shows on your criminal record as if you had pled “not guilty” and then had your case dismissed.  However, under certain circumstances, the original record can still be accessed, although not by the public if they are doing a background check.

Another misconception regarding criminal records is that your juvenile record is sealed after you reach a certain age.  This is not true, in fact your juvenile record remains available until you turn age 38 unless you request to have the records sealed in the county in which the misdemeanor or felony conviction occurred.  The legal team at the Law Offices of Naderi & Weinrieb can assist with cleaning up your criminal record in order to give you the opportunity to move on after living life as a law abiding individual.  If you are interested in expunging your criminal record, contact the firm to assist you and to ensure that the proper filings are done, and to answer your questions about your eligibility for expungement.

If you or a loved one is looking to expunge a criminal record in Van Nuys, CA, contact a criminal defense attorney from Naderi & Weinrieb today at (818) 888-2711.