A prior criminal record can be a significant barrier when applying for a job or moving ahead with your life. If you have an adult or juvenile record, whether the offense was a felony or a misdemeanor, or if the sentence was a fine or time in prison, you may be able to do something to “wipe the slate clean” and put the past behind you. Some convictions can be modified on your record so that when you apply for most jobs, you can legally indicate that you were not convicted of that crime. Other convictions may be reduced from felony to misdemeanor status in certain situations. If you have completed a term in prison may be eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation and Pardon. Even if you have never been convicted of a crime, but have an arrest record, it may be possible to obtain a declaration of factual innocence from the court to seal and destroy your arrest records.
If you want an opportunity to “wipe the slate clean” and start over with a clean record, call experienced California criminal defense attorney Robbi A. Cook for a free consultation at 510-208-5051.