Tag Archives: Expungement

“Can I get my felony reduced to a misdemeanor because of Prop 47?”

Can your conviction get dropped to a misdemeanor?  Does Prop 47 affect your case?   In the past week since Proposition passed, I’ve gotten several calls and emails asking about getting felony charges changed to misdemeanors.  Unfortunately, there are either a lot of false rumors or maybe just false hope going around.   Proposition 47 […]

Expunge an infraction? It will now be possible.

. Can you get an infraction expunged from your record? Under the current (2010) law, if you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony that did not result in a state prison sentence, you could seek an ‘expungement’ under Penal Code section 1203.4.  You could also reduce some felonies to a misdemeanor in trying to […]

Sealing juvenile records – Orange County juvenile defense lawyer

Many people think that juvenile convictions (technically called “adjudications”) and juvenile records are automatically sealed once you turn 18.  Unfortunately, that’s not true.  While juvenile proceedings are generally confidential, the records and convictions do not just go away once you (or your child) turn 18. There are procedures though, where I can petition the court […]