Having a criminal conviction on your record either a felony or a misdemeanor can have a major impact on your life, including your ability to get a job, qualify for certain professional licenses, obtain a loan or credit, and find suitable housing. It can even have an impact on your immigration status, potentially resulting in deportation. Plus, the weight of knowing your criminal record isn’t clean can take a considerable psychological toll, and unless you take action, that record will follow your for the rest of your life, no matter where you go.
In Orange County, you can find relief from a prior conviction through a legal process called expungement. Expungement sets aside a prior guilty or no contest plea, dismissing the case and ultimately removing it from your criminal record. That means you can legally and truthfully say no when employers or others ask if you have a criminal record.
Having a criminal record expunged can be extremely beneficial for many men and women convicted of certain types of crimes, but it isn’t an easy process and not everyone will qualify for an expungement. Having a qualified and experienced Orange County expungement attorney by your side helps ensure you undertake the process successfully so your expungement isn’t delayed or denied.
In most cases, you can have your California criminal record expunged if you:
Even if you did not comply with all the terms of your probation and received a violation of probation, you may still qualify for an expungement as long as you were not sent to state prison as a result. The court will hold a hearing to determine your eligibility based on an array of factors, including your behavior while on probation and your criminal record.
Maltaise Cini has more than two decades of experience helping clients from throughout Orange County take the necessary steps to have their records expunged. She understands the implications of a prior criminal conviction and the impact it can have on virtually every area of your life. Her skills and tenacity help ensure each client presents an aggressive case aimed at achieving the best outcome, removing convictions from her clients’ records so they can have a fresh start.
Don’t let a prior conviction ruin your life. Give yourself the second chance you deserve. Contact the Law Office of Maltaise Cini today at 949-660-1389 and schedule a free consultation to learn how she can help you enjoy a brighter future.