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California Misdemeanor Expungement

Related Law: California Penal Code Section 1203.4


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If you are looking to expunge a California criminal record fast and with the guaranteed lowest price, you have come the right place. We have cleared more than 12,000 criminal records— in fact, we helped define California's expungement law. Best of all, our expungement comes with a money-back guarantee.

More than 80 percent of employers conduct background checks on job applicants, not to mention period checks of existing employees. The internet even makes it possible for friends and neighbors to do a background check on you for just a few dollars. The good news is that many people are eligible to have their California criminal record expunged.

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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. Our competitors only handle the court records.

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California Penal Code 1203.4 allows for those convicted of most misdemeanors and felonies to have their case reopened, the finding of guilt withdrawn and the case dismissed (expunged).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.

To be eligible for California expungement, you must have completed probation (or wait one year on low level misdemeanors or infractions where no probation is given), paid all fines and restitution, and not be facing any other charges or serving any other sentence. A few offenses are not eligible.

How Long Does a Misdemeanor Expungement Take in California?

The typical case in California takes between 2 to 4 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.

Our flat-fee price 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 cases. We also have a low-price guarantee. Just show us a competitor’s quote or ad and we will be glad to match it.

We succeed on more than 97 percent of our California cases. 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 involved 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 50% (minus the Filing and Processing fee) instead of the normal 100% money-back guarantee (minus the Filing and Processing fee).

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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CA Misdemeanor Expungement Our Law Firm Typical Law Firm
Price* $350.00 $1,500.00
Money-Back Guarantee** 100% No
Payment Plans Yes No
Low-Price Guarantee Yes No
Pays Court Costs Yes No
Specializes in Record Clearing Yes No
Get started with $49.00 Plus 2 interest-free monthly payments of only $150.50.

* 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 is an additional charge of $200 due to the amount of increased work and hearings. Vehicle offenses, including DUIs, are $450. In some instances a report from the Department of Justice may need to be obtained. This may require you to be fingerprinted and to pay an additional approximate $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.

California Misdemeanor Expungement

Why choose RecordGone.com?

Benefits Record​Gone​.com Typical Attorney Site
More than 12,000 successful cases Yes No
"A+" rating with Better Business Bureau Yes No
Updates background check companies Yes No
Gladly offers to price match Yes No
Work starts with your first payment Yes No
Fastest possible results Yes No
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
Award-winning customer service Yes No
Interest-free payment plans Yes No

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