Past Criminal Records can hurt your chances for getting a new job, entering the military or becoming a citizen. If you or someone you know has a criminal record, contact a good San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney to help clean it up. If you have a Felony on your record, many times it can be reduced to a misdemeanor. Being a convicted Felon has many terrible consequences and most employers will not hire a convicted Felon. So get that off your record and increase your chances of getting a good job.
Make sure you hire a good attorney to seal your juvenile record. If you do't do this, your juvenile record may still appear on many documents.
If you stand convicted of a misdemeanor get that misdeamenor expunged. An expungement doesn't erase the conviction but it softens the effects of the conviction. If you successfully completed probation, the judge should automatically grant your petition for an expungement.
If you were arrested but not charged with a crime you can get your arrest record sealed and destroyed. Warning! This must be done within two years of your arrest, so don't delay. If you were convicted of a felony and it's been at least 7 years you can petition the court for a Certificate of Rehabilitation. This is a good thing to do because if the court grants your motion, the judge is saying to the world that you have been officially rehabilitated.
If you have any questions about cleaning up your record call me today at 415-552-1215.