What is the fee to getting misdemeanor criminal charges expunged?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Diego, CA

Two commercial burglary charge's on record, but only one show's up on my background check when applying for a job.

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  1. David Michael Boertje

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    Answered . Lawyers' fees will vary for this but I suggest you contact local criminal lawyers over the phone to get a price quote as many of us AVVO lawyers offer free consultations. The court charges a $60.00 filing fee but this would be in addition to the lawyer fees if you retain a lawyer to handle this.

    David M. Boertje, Esq.
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    www.boertjelaw.com

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  2. Andrew Michael Limberg

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    Answered . In San Diego the court normally charges $60 per case. However, if you can't afford that the fee can be waived. You can contact the San Diego Public Defender to assist in obtaining an expungement, or you can hire a private defense attorney if you need the matter handled expeditiously.

    Law Office of Andrew Limberg, APLC 380 S. Melrose Dr., #329 Vista, CA 92081 (760) 806-4381
  3. Michael R Crosner

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    Answered . You need to consult with several local San Diego criminal attorneys - check their experience & if they are familiar with the local courthouse, prosecutors, etc. All attorneys charge different fees & some allow payment plans.

    This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney .... more
  4. Michael Kevin Cernyar

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    Answered . What county? Fees differ from county to county. It could be that you may have two charges and one was dismissed. There are not enough facts here to provide a meaningful answer. I suggest contacting an attorney to review your file and develop a strategy. Many reputable attorneys offer a free consultation. I suggest meeting with at least one soon while the facts are still fresh in your mind.

    The response above is not intended as legal advice since it’s impracticable to provide thorough, accurate advice... more
  5. David Philip Shapiro

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    Answered . $60 court filing fee in SD county, assuming the case originated as a misdemeanor. If it was pled down from a felony, then the fee is $120 per case.

    Law Offices of David Shapiro 3555 4th Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 295-3555

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