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Orange County Expungement Attorneys

If you have a criminal record in Orange County, you may be eligible to have your misdemeanor or felony expunged or set aside. Expunging your Orange County criminal record may help you to pass criminal background checks for employment and housing. Regardless of whether or not you were arrested for an offense, or received multiple convictions for an offense, you may be eligible to have the case expunged from your criminal record.

OC Expungement Leader, a division of the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates, is based in Santa Ana. Centrally located to all Santa Ana courts, we are the law firm to turn to when you want your criminal record expunged fast. Our expungement attorneys have an outstanding reputation for success in Orange County. We have expunged everything from infractions for drunk in public to felonies for assault with a deadly weapon.

Get Your OC Criminal Record Expunged

We will be glad to give you a free consultation over the phone or in person. Simply call our office and speak with one of our expert expungement lawyers. If you would rather not speak on the phone, feel free to sign up online through our eligibility test or schedule an appointment in our national headquarters, right here in Santa Ana, off of Dyer and the 55, between the 5 and 405. Come see why we believe that we are the undisputed expungement leaders in Orange County.

Find out which Orange County criminal record services you qualify to benefit from. Our law firm handles hundreds of California cases every year. Take our Free Online Eligibility Test.

When you are looking to have your criminal record removed it is important to have a licensed expungement attorney working on your behalf. You can count on's experienced 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.

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Courts and District Attorney in Orange County

Harbor Justice Center (Newport)
4601 Jamboree Road, Suite 111, Newport Beach, CA 92660-2595

Lamoreaux Justice Center
341 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868

Harbor Justice Center (South)
30143 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-2089

North Justice Center (Fullerton)
1275 North Berkeley Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832-1258

West Justice Center
8141 13th Street, Westminster, CA 92683-4593

Central Justice Center
700 Civic Center Drive , Santa Ana, CA 92702

District Attorney: Tony Rackauckas

Facts about Orange County

The OC District Attorney Has A Duty To Review Expungement Filings

Unless your case was prosecuted by a city attorney, which is rare in Orange County, you will once again be dealing with the district attorney. California's expungement law requires that the DA review all cases before any conviction is expunged. The judge has the final say on what records get expunged, but the DA can make arguments against it, and Orange Couny courts do consider the input of the DA.

Orange County was incorporated in 1889 and is the 6th most populated county in the United States with a population of 3,010,232. The city of Santa Ana serves as the county seat. Similar to Orange County in Florida, Orange County in California is home to another famous Disney attraction – the original Disneyland and the newer Disney’s California Adventure. Orange County is referred to as the Orange Curtain serving as a divide between the urban and liberal Los Angeles County, and the suburban, more conservative OC. Demographically, Orange County is 44.1% Caucasian, 33.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.7% Asian. The median household income in 2009 was $71,865, which is a significant increase from what the average was in 1999 of $58,820.

Orange County District Attorney

The District Attorney for Orange County in 2014 is Tony Rackauckas. Tony earned his J.D. from Loyola law school, and earned his undergraduate degree from Cal State Long Beach. Tony has served as District Attorney for Orange County Since 1998. The former deputy DA has enjoyed considerable success on election days. He typically wins his reelection by margins of more than 20 percent. He ran unopposed in 2010. The DA's term of office is 4 years. He will face reelection in 2014.

The DA’s Office Mission Statement is:

The mission of the Office of the District Attorney of Orange County is to enhance public safety and welfare and create a sense of security in the community through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest, efficient and ethical manner.

Office of the Orange County District Attorney

401 Civic Center Drive Santa Ana, California 92701 (714) 834-3600

The district attorney also has field offices at the main criminal courts, West Court in Huntington Beach, Harbor Court in Newport Beach, and North Court in Fullerton.

Orange County Industries

The Orange County industry is driven primarily by many Fortune 500 companies, including Ingram Micro (#69), First American Corporation (#312), and Broadcom (#343). Tourism featuring attractions such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, beautiful beaches, and missions. To enter this competitive job market, it is imperative to expunge your criminal record. If you have an offense on your criminal record, it may prevent you from finding desirable employment in a field that may provide a comfortable living.

Finding a job with a criminal record in Orange

Even though having your record expunged, sealed, or set aside can greatly increase your ability to find a job, other factors can benefit your job search as well. We have prepared a short video, getting employed with a criminal record, that provides such tips and advice.

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Serving All of California

We can remove criminal records from any city in Orange County, such as Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Orange and Santa Ana.

Client Testimonials

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"I am quite confident with a lesser attorney the judge would have denied it, although my attorney stood her ground and ultimately got the judge (and the prosecutor) to change his mind and agree to vacate."

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