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Time has passed since your conviction of a crime and now you want your record cleared so that nobody can see your prior bad deeds. So how exactly do your clear your criminal record?
You are eligible for dismissal of a conviction, and the court will dismiss your conviction, if:
Call the Clerk of the Superior Court for the county in which you were convicted, and ask them for the following information:
Draft your motion to expunge and/or dismiss (for California).
File it with the court clerk in the county in which you were convicted. You must file a separate petition for each conviction you are seeking to clear. If local rules require you to serve a copy on the District Attorney, don't forget to do so and make sure you file a proof of service with the court.
Once the petition has been filed, don't forget to show up for the scheduled hearing date.
Once all of your convictions have been dismissed, under most circumstances, private employers cannot ask you about any convictions dismissed under Penal Code ?1203.4. So, when applying for a job in the private sector, you generally do not have to disclose a conviction if it was dismissed or expunged.
Applying for government employment or a government license: On questions by Government Employers or Government Licensing Applications if you are asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime, you MUST respond with "YES-CONVICTION DISMISSED." In California, government employers and licensing agencies (except for police agencies and concessionaire licensing boards), will treat you the same as if you had never been convicted of any crime.