What Is Expungement San Diego?
While the majority of people think an expungement totally removes a criminal record, an expungement San Diego actually allows you to deny ever having had a conviction in your past. A new court record entry will indicate your case was dismissed, thereby releasing you from the penalties and liabilities of your criminal offense.
Basically, a petition for expungement requests that the court does the following:
- Open your old case
- Withdraw the plea of guilty
- Replace that with a permanent plea of “not guilty”
- Then, dismiss the charges
To accomplish this, you need to submit the proper forms with supporting documents proving you are an upstanding, rehabilitated citizen. Although you may be required to attend a hearing, the Griffin Law Office may be able to submit a motion that results in an expungement San Diego without you appearing in court.
Although a misdemeanor expungement might occur more quickly, it typically takes a minimum of eight to ten weeks for the court to make a decision about clearing your record. If it is dismissed, the case will be closed, and your criminal record will no longer show the conviction.
Whether you have a felony or misdemeanor that you would like expunged, contact us at the Griffin Law Office for answers and advice regarding expungement San Diego.