Once you have completed all the requirements of Prop 36, you will need to remain out of trouble for a total for 18 months from the time of your "sentence" to the program. Assuming you were sentenced immediately on the day of your plea, the 18 month clock would have begun running on March 29th. Then you will go to court and the judge will review your progress. Assuming he's satisfied, your guilty plea will be withdrawn, the charges will be dismissed and you will have a clean record. After that, you may truthfully say that you have never been convicted of a felony. Good luck!
My colleague is correct. You have to wait at least 18 months from the conviction to seek relief from the court to clear this from your record. Get an attorney.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
My colleague is right. You must wait at least 18 months from date you entered the Prop. 36 plea before petitioning to the court for a dismissal of the charges. I would further add, to continue doing a great job with probation because you will need the Probation Officer to write a positive review/recommendation for dismissal to the judge. Congratulation for Staying Sober!