Can my boyfriend get his felony expunged?
2 attorney answers
First of all, there is no true "expungment" statute in California. What you are referring to is a Dismissal pursuant to PC 1203.4. However, if he was sent to State Prison he will be on Parole and will NOT be eligible for this type of relief.
Talk to his lawyer to confirm that he was sent to Prison, not CYA or County Jail....
When people use the term "expungement," they are usually referring to a dismissal under Penal Code §1203.4, which has many benefits but does not seal the record. If he was sentenced to state prison, he is not eligible.
However, your post is confusing. Nobody would be sentenced to state prison in California for stealing a car when they were 17. Either there's a lot more going on than what you've written, or this occurred in another state where the laws are very different.
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