I have not been able to get bank jobs and life insurance jobs due to this reason. I was under the impression that it was a misdemeanor because it was a first time offense. My job required finger printing to move up as manager about 7 years ago and that's when I found out it was for theft and burglary. What can I do to fix this? I have a kids and I have not been in trouble since that incident 15 years ago. I'm trying to progress in life and it's holding me back. Please advise.
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 does not seat the record.
Unfortunately, it has limited usefulness in your situation because it must be disclosed when applying for state licenses, like an insurance license, and when the federal government does a background check for bank employees.
You may be eligible to get the felony reduced to a misdemeanor, which may be more beneficial than a 1203.4 dismissal.
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YES! It's possible. File a PC1203.4 Petition for Dismissal. It doesn't erase your record, though, but rather dismissed the case, post conviction. Good luck to you.
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You have several post-conviction options that may meet your objective, including expungement, certificate of rehabilitation, pardon, etc. Ask for a free consultation to discuss your facts further. Best wishes.
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