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Ex husband convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence and had the conviction expunged. Should I have been given notice?

Long Beach, CA |

If I should have been given notice, how can I fight the expungement? The domestic violence took place just over two years ago from today (he completed two years of probation). He was also convicted of DUI (resulted in a car accident) while on probation for this domestic violence conviction. This DUI was expunged as well. Doesn't seem right to me. Am I wrong? Thank you for your help!

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  1. Best answer

    The DA was not obligated to send you notice. Had he still been on probation, you most likely would have been contacted.


  2. No, you should not have been given notice. From what you have said, he was no longer on probation. If he had been on probation still, the prosecutor would have probably contacted you to let you know that your husband was asking for an early termination and probably have asked for your input. Since he was off probation, there was no need for you to be involved. As for the DUI, the conviction is still priorable. If he were to pick up a DUI tomorrow, it could (and probably would) be filed as a second DUI. So, yes, in this case you are wrong.


  3. No duty to inform you. You are not a party to the litigation [DV or DUI case]. Code section is PC1203.4.

    The above is not intended as legal advice. The response does not constitute the creation of an attorney client relationship as this forum does not provide for a confidential communication.

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