Can I Petition the California Courts to Seal My Arrest Record?
At the Kosnett Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles understand the challenges that come with having an arrest record in California. Even if you have not been convicted of a crime, the stigma that surrounds an arrest can follow you well into the future, limiting potential resources or access to a preferred career path.
What most people do not know is, if you had an arrest that did not result in a conviction, you may be able to seal that arrest, so it is no longer visible on your record.
Our Los Angeles County criminal defense lawyers will evaluate your arrest record and help you determine which charges can be sealed or expunged, so you can start over.
Who is Eligible to Have their Arrest Record Sealed in California?
There are certain criteria necessary to pursue the task of sealing your arrest record. It is also important to know that each charge you would like to seal must be addressed separately.
You may be eligible to seal charges that appear on your arrest record if you:
- Were arrested but no charges were filed
- Were arrested and charged, but the charges were dismissed
- Completed deferred entry of judgment and the charges were dismissed
- Completed diversion and the charges were dismissed
- You went to trial and were found not guilty
At the Kosnett Law Firm, our experienced Irvine criminal defense attorneys understand what a fresh start can mean to our clients. If a judge agrees with our request to have our client’s records sealed, they will no longer be available to the public, save for some government agencies — like law enforcement — that will still be able to see your sealed record.
We will walk you through the legal process to have your record sealed and will alert you to the individuals or entities that may still have access to the information after we are successful, so you can make informed decisions about how to put these charges behind you and move forward.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles, California Today for a Free Consultation
If you would like to know more about having your arrest record sealed or if you are eligible to have your charges expunged, contact our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at the Kosnett Law Firm today by calling (310) 445-5900 or by contacting us online to review your unique circumstances and provide straightforward legal options on how we can help.