Petition for Factual Innocence Granted, Thanks to Mr. Weinberg!
I was staying in Orange County for business for a couple of months, within which I managed to get no tan, a $300 dollar jay-walking ticket, and an arrest with felony drug charges! The charges stemmed from my having legally prescribed medications in an unmarked container on my key ring, along with a bad attitude (which I should have kept under control) with the arresting officers.
At my arraignment, I produced records of the prescriptions, and immediately the DA dropped the charges. I was thrilled.
Fast forward a year, and my new landlord asks me about this felony drug arrest in California. Even though the charges were dropped, the arrest was still on my record and looked horrid. Due to quantity, they were felony drug dealing charges.
I contacted Mr. Weinberg in order to determine whether or not there was anything I could do in order to get these charges erased from my permanent record.
Mr. Weinberg promptly returned my call, and gave me the run-down of what we would need to do. He did not promise me anything other than that he would file the necessary paperwork and try his best to get a Petition of Factual Innocence granted in order to seal the arrest from being something I would have to deal with every time a background check was made on me in the future. I was many states away and very busy, so I was grateful to have someone else working on this on my behalf. The fee was not cheap, but compared to having this on my record, and not having to deal with this issue myself, his fee was a bargain.
I mostly dealt with Cathy Ciuffetelli, his assistant, who kept me up to date and answered all questions I had that came up.
Then one day, a few weeks ago, I got a voice mail from Cathy asking me to give her a call back. I call back, and she informs me that Mr. Weinberg was able to get the petition passed!
Needless to say, I am more than pleased with Mr. Weinberg's practice (thanks for all your help too Cathy!). I found them both to be very professional and personable, empathizing with my situation and supplying me with all the information I needed. In the end, the product of the work speaks for itself, as Mr. Weinberg was able to accomplish what I needed him to. I also needed someone who would take the ball and run with it, so to speak, as I am a busy individual myself. I did not need to constantly pester them for updates but was able to get immediate responses whenever I had a question.
Thanks very much Mr. Weinberg and Cathy!