How long do you have to wait to get a felony conviction expunged from your record?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Richmond, CA

Was convicted of felony meth manufacturing and got paroled in 1999. Have not gotten in any other trouble other than a seatbelt ticket since then. Record is inhibiting my employment opportunites. Can I get the record expunged?

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  1. Seth Andrew Weinstein

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    Answered . If you served time in County Jail and were placed on Probation, it is possible to Expunge. If you went to state prison, you cannot expunge the conviction.

    Seth Weinstein, Esq.
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    www.sethweinsteinlaw.com

    This reply should NOT be considered a legal opinion of your case / inquiry. At this time I do not have sufficient... more
  2. John M. Kaman

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    Answered . If you served time in prison you cannot get your record expunged.

  3. Chris J Feasel

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    Answered . First, CA does not have a true "expungement" process. Second, as the other posters have stated, if you went to prison, you aren't eligible for this relief.

    Mr. Feasel is a former prosecutor in San Mateo County (CA) with over 10 years of criminal law experience. Nothing... more

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