Were you previously convicted of a marijuana related offense in California? If so, we can help. Your previous marijuana offenses may be eligible for expungement (also referred to as dismissed and sealed). Alternatively, if the offense is now a lesser crime under new California law, we can get your conviction reduced to a misdemeanor or possibly an infraction.
The first step is to see if your case is eligible to be expunged or reduced under California's new law by taking our free eligibility test. If your case is eligible, you can get started today and be on your way to putting your criminal record in your past. We have handled thousands of record clearing cases nationwide, and we can clear your record too.
On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which legalized marijuana for recreational use and decriminalized and reduced penalties for marijuana related offenses. Proposition 64 also allows those with marijuana convictions that occurred prior to Proposition 64 to ask the court to dismiss and seal (expunge) or reduce their conviction to a lesser offense. Prior to Proposition 64, people could not fully expunge their marijuana convictions, or were prevented from reducing the offenses to lesser ones even as criminal penalties for marijuana had diminished over time. Proposition 64 will benefit those in California who were previously unfairly hindered by a marijuana conviction.
Even though many marijuana offenses are now not considered crimes, or are lesser offenses such as misdemeanors or infractions, they will remain on your criminal record. Having a drug charge on your criminal record can negatively impact your employment, education, or housing pursuits. Those previously convicted of Marijuana Possession under Penal Code section 11357, Marijuana Cultivation under Penal Code section 11358, Possession of Marijuana for Sale under Penal Code section 11359, or Transportation of Marijuana for Sale under Penal Code section 11360 can expunge their conviction or reduce their offense to a lower offense (misdemeanor or infraction).
Whether you can have your marijuana offense expunged or reduced will depend on the following factors:
If you were convicted of a marijuana related offense in California, you are likely eligible for expungement or reduction. To determine which kind of relief you may be eligible for under Proposition 64, please take our free eligibility test. If you are unsure of what is on your record, we can research your case for you and determine your eligibility.
If your previous marijuana conviction is expunged under Proposition 64, the conviction is dismissed and the case sealed. The crime is deemed legally invalid as though it never occurred in the first place. This allows the recipient to deny the existence of the case for employment, housing, immigration, state license applications, amongst others. Conviction reduction under Proposition 64 makes your conviction an infraction or misdemeanor for all purposes. Proposition 64 Expungement or reduction to a misdemeanor will also restore any rights lost (including firearm rights) in relation to a previous marijuana felony conviction. Even if you've previously received an expungement under Penal Code section 1203.4, Proposition 64 Expungement is a more effective relief. Proposition 64 Expungement will seal your conviction, unlike 1203.4 which does not.
We are California's undisputed expungement leader and we know how to get records cleared as quickly as possible; however, the courts schedule and decide cases in the order in which they are received. Since this is a new relief in California, there will initially be a surplus of applications, which will likely cause delays with the courts and district attorney's offices. The sooner you begin, the sooner the court can process and decide on your case.
We charge a flat fee for our California Proposition 64 Expungement or Reduction, which is backed up by a low-price guarantee and a money-back guarantee. Our fee also includes all costs.
Included in the flat fee, we will do the research to obtain all the information needed for the petition, file the petition and any required supporting documentation with the court, respond to written or oral opposition from the district attorney and send one of our licensed California attorneys to court to argue the case in front of the judge when necessary. We are zealous advocates and will do our best to get you the relief that you deserve.
If a hearing is necessary, we will have an attorney appear for you at the hearing, so you will not have to physically appear in court. We will handle all the work, and you can track the progress of your case online or contact us at any time to get an update on where things stand.
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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