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California Expungement And Record Clearing Services

Licensed Criminal Record Clearing Attorneys Serving All of California


If you or someone you care about has a criminal record in California, we want to help. Our website has helpful information about all of California’s options for those with a criminal record, including California expungement, record sealing and more. We also have an online eligibility test that will quickly help you determine what your options are.

When it is time to start your California expungement or record sealing case, we believe we are the best choice. We will gladly match any competitor’s price, but nobody can match our quality and experience. We have sealed or expunged more than 5,000 criminal records in California, and we are nationally recognized experts on expungement. In fact, we helped define California’s current expungement law.

California Expungement and Record Clearing Process

California Expungement and criminal record clearing proceedings can be very complex. It often takes the ability to argue fact and law in front of a judge. Plus, the application process varies from court to court. Having us represent you will ensure that you do not end up waiting unnecessarily for months, or even years, because of simple mistakes that require you to start the process over.

A large percentage of expungement requests are denied or rejected because of mistakes made by people who do not have experience with expungement law or dealing with the specific court that is handling their case.

In addition, we go beyond expunging or sealing your record at the courthouse. Our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service can help clear your record where it matters most, which is at more than 600 background check companies. Courts to not notify background check companies each time a case is expunged or sealed, so unless you proactively notify background check companies that your California record has been cleared, it can remain incorrectly in their system for months or even years. We have background check companies update their records within 14 days, which can save you months or years of lost opportunities.

How to Expunge your California Record

Expunging a record in California involves returning to the court where the conviction occurred and asking the judge to reopen the case, replace the finding of guilt with a finding of not guilty and then change the case from a conviction to a dismissed case. We can handle all aspects from start to finish, including going to court, so that you don't have to in most cases.

Criminal Record Clearing Options Available in CA

The quickest and easiest way to determine what options are available to you is to take our free online eligibility test . Below you will find details on some of the services you may be eligible for.

Misdemeanor Expungement

If your case resulted in a misdemeanor conviction that ended in probation, the chances are that you are eligible for a misdemeanor expungement pursuant to Penal Code 1203.4.

Felony Expungement

For cases that resulted in a felony conviction that ended in probation, the best option is usually an expungement. If the felony resulted in time served in state prison, expungement is not an option, but you may be eligible for a certificate of rehabilitation. Learn more on our California felony expungement page.

Certificate of Rehabilitation

If the case was a felony that resulted in time being served in state prison, a certificate of rehabilitation (Penal Code 4851) will likely be an option. Obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation will create an automatic application for a pardon from the governor, put a positive mark on your record and open you up to potential professional and vocational licenses that were previously unavailable.

Felony Reduction

Many felony cases that ended in probation can be reduced to misdemeanors pursuant to Penal Code section 17(B). Reducing a felony to a misdemeanor restores firearm rights that were lost because of that conviction.

Arrest Record Sealing

If the arrest did not result in a conviction or some form of diversion, then it is probably eligible for an arrest record sealing pursuant to Penal Code section 851.8.

Other Record Sealing Services

Probation Termination

If a person is still on probation, it is possible to return to court and ask the judge to end the probation sentence. Once the probation is terminated, the person can usually request that the record be expunged. Please see our probation termination service for more information.

How To Get Started

No matter what service you need, it is convenient and easy to get the process started. You can sign up online, over the phone, or in any of our more than 20 offices nationwide. We have interest-free payment plans. We will assign one of our expert California expungement attorneys to your case, and start working the day you make your first payment. Unlike other law firms, we do not wait until your case is paid in full before we start work.

Take our eligibility test to see what your options are. If you have questions, feel free to call us or chat with us online for a free, confidential consultation. We are here to help and are eager to show you why more than 13,000 people nationwide have chosen us to clear their criminal record.

When you are looking to expunge your record in California or have your California criminal record removed, it is important to have a licensed expungement lawyer in California working on your behalf. You can count on RecordGone.com's experienced California expungement attorneys and trained staff to guide you through the entire process without ever having to come in for an expensive office visit or appear in court. Our California expungement attorneys and case managers have successfully cleared thousands of criminal records for our clients.

Use our free online eligibility test to find out how
you can remove your California criminal records.

Our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service allows us to have the leading background check companies reflect changes to your criminal record in less than 14 days, instead of months and even years like our competitors.

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