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Expungements Lawyer Serving The San Fernando Valley

The Process of Expungement – Clearing Your Criminal Record

Expungement is the process of having any convictions or arrests removed from public records in order to clean up your record, thereby eliminating unwanted negative information that can impact your life. Although an expungement will not remove the criminal history from law enforcement data bases, any public records would no longer show certain records if properly expunged. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens is a skilled criminal defense attorney in San Fernando Valley who is knowledgeable in petitioning the court to have your records expunged. There is certain criterion that must be met in order to qualify, so it is important for you to contact our office so that we may provide you with the proper legal advice regarding your specific situation.

When someone has met all probation criteria and obeyed all court orders, and has no new criminal offenses in the past ten years, they likely may qualify for an expungement. Obtaining an expungement provides the individual with the opportunity to eliminate the negative effects of having certain convictions appear on their record, which can impact you in the following ways:

  • Employment opportunities
  • Educational possibilities
  • Housing options
  • Immigration status
  • Loan applications
  • Insurance rates

It is not until after a conviction that someone realizes the long lasting effects that can remain years after you have served your time, met your probation or paid your fines. A DUI on your record can severely affect your job opportunities in addition to increasing your insurance rates. If you are an immigrant, a conviction of certain types of charges could risk your ability to remain legally in the country. And most any type of conviction will make it difficult to obtain housing and jobs, when someone becomes aware of your record.

Van Nuys Criminal Lawyer – Help With Expungement

At The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, you can count on us to provide you with the best advice on how to go about petitioning the court for an expungement. With the correct and accurate presentation, your chances of an expungement can increase markedly. This service is very cost effective for the benefit it provides.

Don’t let your past haunt you for years to come, find out whether you qualify for an expungement. We are available to serve you throughout not just the San Fernando Valley and Van Nuys, but all of Los Angeles, Ventura and all of California.

We can expunge many felonies as well as misdemeanors. We can reduce many felony convictions to misdemeanors and we may even be able to help if you have been sentenced to state prison. This process is called a Certificate of Rehabilitation and is like a pardon. Obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation requires adhering to strict rules, but a competent lawyer can help you achieve this.

We have also been successful in erasing arrest records. That’s right, if you were arrested and no charges were filed, it is possible to have your arrest record changed. Most lawyers don’t know how to do this or care to take the time. Call a lawyer who can help save your reputation.

The reason why I like clearing people’s records is because it usually means that they have been leading successful, productive lives and it gives me great satisfaction to see this.

Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens for legal assistance when you need an expungement of your criminal records.