Is a felony criminal record in California keeping you from a good job, earning more money or causing you embarrassment? We have cleared more than 12,000 criminal records and the chances are that we can help you.
Having a felony on your record can be a huge problem when more than 80% of employers conduct criminal background checks. The internet even makes it possible for friends and neighbors to do a background check on you for just a few dollars. Plus, there are mugshot web sites that put old arrest photos on page one of Google for anyone to see for free. The good news is that many people are eligible to have their CA criminal record cleared.
We are the nation’s leading criminal record clearing law firm and the only law firm that offers options to clear your record from the places that matter most— leading background check companies and mugshot web sites. Our competitors only handle the court records.
California Penal Code 1203.4 allows for those convicted of most felonies to have their court case reopened, the finding of guilt withdrawn and the case dismissed (expunged). Once expunged, the conviction comes off of their record and they can truthfully say they were never convicted. In many instances we can reduce the felony to a misdemeanor and thereby have firearm rights restored— at no extra charge.
To be eligible for expungement, you must have completed probation, paid all fines and restitution, and not be facing any other charges or serving any other sentence. A few offenses are not eligible. Take the first steps to a better life now by doing our free online evaluation.
The typical case in California takes between four to five months, but times vary by court. We start the same day you sign up. The courts operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you start, the sooner your record is cleared.
Many California felonies are eligible to be reduced to a misdemeanor. If your offense is one that is eligible and you did not receive a suspended prisons sentence, we will also ask the court to reduce your felony to a misdemeanor. If the court grants the reduction, all rights (including the right to own a firearm) that were lost as a result of that felony conviction being a felony are restored. We do not charge extra to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor pursuant to Penal Code section 17(b).
Our flat fee includes all costs. We will conduct the research, file the necessary motions, respond to written or oral opposition from the District attorney, and send one of our attorneys to court to argue the case in front of the judge.
In most cases, you will not have to physically appear in court. You can let us handle all the work, while we keep you updated— you can even track the progress of your case online.
We have a money-back guarantee on most felony expungement cases. We also have a low-price guarantee. Just show us a competitor’s quote or ad for felony expungement and we will be happy to match it.
We succeed on more than 96 percent of our California felony cases— if you did not violate any terms of probation, the success rate is even higher. Each case is different. The older the case is and the more positive accomplishments that we can point to in your life, the better the chances of success.
Due to the increased amount of work required for cases involving vehicle offenses, including DUIs, and cases with a violation of the terms of probation we charge an additional $200, and the money back guarantee is for 50% (minus filing fees) instead of the normal 100% money back guarantee (minus filing fees).
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.
|CA Felony Expungement||Our Law Firm||Typical Law Firm|
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|Get started with $49.00 Plus 2 interest-free monthly payments of only $250.50.|
* This price does not include the flat Filing and Processing fee, which never exceeds $150. If you violated any of the terms of your probation, there will be an additional charge of $200 due to the amount of increased work and hearings. In some instances a report from the Department of Justice may need to be obtained. This may require you to be fingerprinted and you may need to pay an additional $25.
** ** 100% Money-Back Guarantee does not include the flat Filing and Processing Fee. There is a 50% money back guarantee for alcohol related driving offenses, including DUI convictions, and cases with a violation of the terms of probation.
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|More than 12,000 successful cases||Yes||No|
|"A+" rating with Better Business Bureau||Yes||No|
|Updates background check companies||Yes||No|
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|Work starts with your first payment||Yes||No|
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|50+ combined years of experience||Yes||No|
|National law firm||Yes||No|
|Online case management system||Yes||No|
|Experts who helped create expungement law||Yes||No|
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