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Santa Barbara County Expungement Attorneys

Getting a Santa Barbara record expunged is a great investment for anyone looking to put a criminal record in the past and move on to a better future. Our law firm has expunged more than 250 criminal records in Santa Barbara. We would be glad to help you seal or expunge an infraction, misdemeanor or felony record in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara Expungement Lawyers

From the Santa Maria court to the beautiful Santa Barbara court house, we can find your record and get it expunged fast. We are California's expungement leader and this can be seen in our long history of expungement success in Santa Barbara. Don't trust this important process to amateurs or fly-by-night law firms when you can have our A+ rated expungement lawyers fighting for you at the guaranteed lowest prices.

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Courts and District Attorney in Santa Barbara County

Superior Court - Santa Barbara
Superior Court - Santa Barbara, 118 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Attn: Fathiah Shahin


Superior Court - Santa Barbara - Lompoc
115 Civic Center Plaza, Lompoc, CA 93436


Superior Court - Santa Barbara - Santa Maria
312 M East Cook Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454


District Attorney: Santa Barbara District Attorney


Facts about Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara District Attorney

Joyce E. Dudley is the 2014 District Attorney of Santa Barbara County and was elected into office in June of 2010. Joyce's career with the District Attorney's office began in 1990. As the Santa Barbara County District Attorney, Joyce has helped to implement numerous changes including:

  • Addition of Canine Companion: the canine companion is cared for by a volunteer attorney and offers companionship to victims and witnesses enduring physical, psychological, and emotional trauma.
  • Arson Task Force: the arson task force responds to, coordinates, and works with fire agencies throughout the Santa Barbara County to investigate and prosecute those responsible for starting unlawful fires.
  • Misdemeanor Diversion Program: the Santa Barbara County Misdemeanor Diversion Program, which is a creative solution to high caseload levels, increased jail overcrowding and the "Realignment Bill" Assembly Bill 109. The program is intended to reduce recidivism, improve efficiencies, and positive outcomes for offenders of misdemeanor crimes.
  • Truancy Program: the Truancy Program was reinstated in 2012 to keep children in school and off the streets, preparing students for graduation and deterring them from a life of crime.
  • Volunteer Attorney Externship Program: the volunteer attorney externship program introduces new attorneys to the field of criminal prosecutions by giving them the opportunity to research, argue motions, resolves cases on readiness and settlement calendar, conduct preliminary hearings, and eventually try cases before juries. The volunteers also have the opportunity to work with seasoned, retired Senior Deputy District Attorneys that offer guidance and expertise.
  • Vulnerable Victims: this program provides funding for outreach and advocacy services to those who may become victims of financial abuse and exploitation.

The Office of the Santa Barbara District Attorney

Main Office 1112 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA. 93101 (805) 568-2300

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office also has branches in the following locations:

Santa Maria Main Office 312-D E Cook St Santa Maria, CA 93454 (805) 346-7540

Lompoc Main Office 115 Civic Center Plaza Lompoc, CA 93436 (805) 737-7760

Industries in Santa Barbara County

According to the city of Santa Barbara website, the top 10 employers in Santa Barbara County are:

  1. University of California, Santa Barbara
  2. County of Santa Barbara
  3. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  4. Santa Barbara City College
  5. Santa Barbara School Districts
  6. Raytheon
  7. Sansum Clinic
  8. City of Santa Barbara
  9. United States Postal Service
  10. Santa Barbara Bank & Trust

Most of the major industries involve employment in teaching professions, healthcare, working in banking, or working with the public. In order to seek employment in one of these fields, you will need to be able to pass the criminal background check. Inability to do so may prevent employment in most fields, but particularly in the fields previously listed. Chances are that even an arrest record may result in a failed application for employment, regardless of whether or not the arrest resulted in a conviction. The best way to secure employment in one of these industries in Santa Barbara County is to expunge any offenses from your criminal record.

Finding a job with a criminal record in Santa Barbara

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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We can remove criminal records from any city in Santa Barbara County, such as Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.


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