What is an Expungement?
An expungement is a way to clean up your record. Technically, you are asking the judge to either allow you to withdraw your plea of guilty or no contest (nolo contender) to a crime or to set aside your conviction by trial or court and if this happens, you “shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense of which he or she has been convicted.”
ALL expungements must be done pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4. To qualify for an expungement, you must satisfy certain criteria:
- You must not currently be on probation for the crime you are requested be expunged.
- You must not be on probation for any other crime.
- You must not be currently facing any other crimes.
- And other criteria.
How Can Fiumara & Milligan Help?
We will file your expungement, keep you informed, and make all court appearances for you.Our service to for and Expungement will include the following:
- Meeting with you to gather essential information necessary to prepare your expungement.
- Preparing the petition for dismissal pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4 (the Expungement).
- Filing the expungement and serving on all necessary parties.
- Regularly review the court filings to ensure the court is doing what it is supposed to be doing.
- Reporting to you about any filings, progress, changes, or outcomes.
What Does an Expungement Do?
An expungement will do the following:
You will no longer be convicted of the crime. Upon successfully petitioning the court to allow you to expunge your record, an order will be entered dismissing your case and you will no longer be convicted of that crime! You “shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense of which [you have] been convicted.” (Penal Code § 1203.4.)
You can tell potential employers that you have no criminal record. Regarding the crime that we expunge for you, you can legally tell most potential employers that you have never been convicted. Call us to discuss. An expungement does not completely erase your record and there may be other procedures we can use to completely erase your record.
You will no longer have to pay restitution or fines! If you still have outstanding restitution or fines owing at the time your petition for expungement is granted, they will be dismissed along with your conviction.
What is the Fee?
In most cases we charge a flat fee for our criminal defense cases. We charge a competitive flat fee of $700 for a single misdemeanor! If you have multiple misdemeanor, give us a call, we can probably include them too if they are in the same case. Each case is different, but we like nothing better than to help clients move on with their lives by clearing their records!
Call Us Today at 707-571-8600 for IMMEDIATE HELP!