Of commercial burgarly I was given the option to spend one yr in drug rehab verses jail plus three yrsyrs probation and a fine. I completed all successfully and released from probation
Probably, yes. I would want to look at the minute order on your case to verify everything is OK. You are eligible just as long as you were not sentenced to prison and served time in prison - and your offense is not one of the excluded offenses (such as many sex offenses) and you are not currently in custody, on probation for another offense or facing other charges.
You should qualify for a PC1203.4 "dismissal" as California does not offer true "expungements." You should also discuss the possibility of a 17(b) reduction with your attorney and in the alternative if Prop. 47 might apply. Good luck.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--20 years experience
There is no such thing as a true expungement in California. When people use the term, they are usually referring to a dismissal under Penal Code §1203.4, which has some benefits but does NOT seal your record.
You may also be eligible to have the conviction reduced to a misdemeanor.
Some people are comfortable handing this themselves. You can read this guide from the California Courts self help website for more information on the process.
This is NOT legal advice. It is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer, and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should always consult PRIVATELY with an attorney.
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