How should I clear my criminal record conviction in Torrance Court? (Free Criminal Lawyer Consultation - 818-590-8294)
The expunge process is used to clear a defendant's criminal record conviction by petitioning the court to have the conviction set aside, vacated and dismissed. If you have ever been convicted of a crime in Torrance and have not served prison time for that crime, you may petition the Torrance court to expunge your criminal record conviction.
Why should I expunge my Torrance criminal record? (Free Lawyer Consultation - 818-590-8294)
There are 2 good reasons why a person convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor in Torrance courthouse should hire a qualified Torrance lawyer to expunge his or her criminal conviction: Job Applications - Almost all employment applications inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a crime. By having your record expunged, your criminal record does not reflect a conviction. Pursuant to California Code of Regulation 2 CCR 7287.4, generally an employer may not inquire about a criminal conviction that has been expunged or sealed. As such, you can truthfully answer that you are not convicted of a crime. Professional Licenses - Almost all applications for professional licenses and certifications inquire as to whether you have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor. Expunging your criminal record increases your chances for a professional license (i.e.Teachers, Realtors, Brokers, Nurses, and other professional licenses.)
How do employers find my Torrance criminal records? (Free Expungement Consultation - 818-590-8294)
Employers utilize private search companies to conduct background searches on their potential applicants prior to hire. Majority of these search companies will first conduct a preliminary online search through the local courthouses to inquire whether there are any convictions in the name of the applicant. If the applicant's name appears with a criminal conviction, they will then initiate the next step by sending a "runner" to the courthouse to retrieve the case disposition for the employer. Any person may obtain a persons criminal conviction from the Los Angeles Superior Court website.
How long does it take to get my criminal record conviction expunged in Torrance? (Free Expungement Consultation - 818-590-8294)
California Penal Code A?1203.4 requires that the Defendant or his Lawyer to provide the prosecuting lawyer 15 days notice prior to the court granting relief. Our firm takes control of the entire expunge process by constantly verifying with the probation department, the prosecuting lawyer, and the Torrance court to ensure that your case is expunged without delay. The entire process approximately takes about 4 to 6 weeks from the day your petition is filed depending on the court and the complexity of your case. However, this still may vary from each Department in Torrance Courthouse.
Can I have my Torrance felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor before expunging my conviction? (Free Lawyer Consultation 818-590-8294)
Certain felony convictions may be reduced to misdemeanors if the crime is classified as a "wobbler." A wobbler allows the prosecutor to file the case as a felony or a misdemeanor. If you have been convicted of a felony in Torrance and the felony conviction is a wobbler, our firm will first petition the court to reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor and then expunge your criminal record conviction.
Can I expunge my felony conviction in Torrance Courthouse? (Free Lawyer Consultation 818-590-8294)
A defendant who is convicted of a felony in Torrance Courthouse may expunge his or her criminal record conviction if he or she did not serve any prison time and has completed his or her probationary terms.
Limitation to Expungements (Free Consultation - 818-590-8294)
Certain limitations apply to an expunged case depending on the conviction. Defendants are to disclose the conviction in response to an application or questionnaire for public office, state or local licensing, or contracting with the California State Lottery. However, an expunge may act as a mitigating factor when applying for a professional license or public office.
What if I am still on probation on my Torrance criminal case? (Free Expungment Consultation 818-590-8294)
A judge in Torrance court has broad discretion to revoke, reinstate, modify, and terminate your probation. Usually, in Torrance court, a judge will entertain a motion for early termination of probation if the defendant has completed half the probationary period, the defendant does not have any subsequent probation violations, the defendant has paid the court fees and fines in full, and the defendant demonstrates good conduct and reform. Since the Torrance court has broad discretion in modifying and/or terminating the terms and conditions of probation, our firm has been successful in having these types of motions granted.
What should I do if I have a criminal conviction in Torrance? (Free Lawyer Consultation 818-590-8294)
Our firm will prepare the necessary documents to terminate your probation, reduce your felony to a misdemeanor if applicable, and expunge your criminal conviction in Torrance Courthouse. Upon successful completion, our firm will provide you with a copy of a court order that indicates that your petition has been granted and that your conviction has been set aside, vacated and dismissed. Fees may vary from case to case depending on the nature of the case and the extent of time and court costs.
Applicable Code Sections for Expunging a Criminal Case in Torrance Courthouse (Free Attorney Consultation 818-590-8294)
Applicable Code Sections 1. California Penal Code 1203.4 2. California Penal Code 1203.4a 3. California Penal Code 17b - Reduce Felony to Misdemeanor 4. California Penal Code 1203.3 - Early Termination or Modification of Probation 5. California Code of Regulation 2 CCR 7287.4 - Employment Practices of Inquiring About a Conviction that has been Expunged or Sealed 6. California Labor Code 432.7 - Employers Limitations 7. California Evidence Code 788 - Prior Felony Conviction 8. California Welfare & Institutions Code 781 - Sealing of Juvenile Records
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