Can I expunge my record myself in California?

Can I expunge my record myself in California?

Generally speaking, you can qualify for expungement in California if you meet all three of the following criteria AND you have paid all court-ordered fines. Your crime was a misdemeanor or a felony that could have been charged as a misdemeanor.

How much does it cost to expunge my record in California?

How much does it cost to request a dismissal/expungement? The Court charges a fee for filing each dismissal/expungement petition. The fee is currently $120 for each felony case and $60 for each misdemeanor case. There is no filing fee for dismissing/expunging infractions.

How long do you have to wait to get your record expunged in California?

You may apply for expungement the day after your probation ends. Many people think there is a “waiting period” for expungement. This only applies to convictions with NO probation; (often called a “terminal disposition” by criminal lawyers) then you must wait one year from the conviction to expunge the case.

What crimes Cannot be expunged in California?

The Convictions That Cannot Be Expunged in California…

  • Child pornography crimes.
  • Certain sexual assault crimes.
  • Committing lewd acts with a minor.
  • Failure to submit to a police inspection of vehicle.

What is California’s expungement laws?

California allows citizens convicted of misdemeanors or felonies to file for expungement as long as the citizen in question was not sentenced to time in State prison. Only those who were sentenced to time in county jail, probation, fine, or any combination of those three may be eligible to have their criminal records dismissed.

Can Expunged Records be found?

For the most part, private employers, landlords and others who perform a background check on you will not find your expunged records. After your record is expunged, in most states you are legally permitted to answer “no” when asked about criminal records on employment or rental applications.

What does clean criminal record mean?

In general, a “clean” criminal background check means there were no significant felonies or misdemeanors detected. Typically, though, companies are most concerned with convictions that have a direct impact on the job in question.