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Arrest Record Sealing

San Diego Arrest Record Sealing Lawyer

After being arrested (but not convicted) for a crime, you may think your record is clear. However, the arrest will show on your criminal record even if you were never convicted of the crime. If charges were filed against you, the charges will also be visible on your record (even if they were dismissed). Having an arrest on your record can affect you in many negative ways. You might miss out on getting the perfect job or getting a much needed student loan.

Don’t let one past mistake affect your future. If you were arrested for a crime that you were not convicted of, you may be able to seal your criminal record. The arrest record sealing attorneys in San Diego at Second Chance Legal may be able to petition the arrest and charges (if applicable) on your behalf. If hired to represent you, we will immediately request that your arrest record be sealed and destroyed – permanently. When the request is granted, your record, which may include your fingerprints, booking photo, and arrest report, will be sealed and destroyed.

How Does it Work?

In the State of California, individuals must prove they were “factually innocent” of the crime they were arrested for. To succeed in a case of this nature, it must be proven that one of the elements of the crime did not exist. Needless to say, it can be very difficult to establish innocence without the assistance of an aggressive and skilled arrest record sealing lawyer in San Diego. The legal process can be complex and almost impossible to navigate without quality legal help.

Speak to an experienced attorney at Second Chance Legal as soon as possible. Let us do all the hard work for you so you can focus on what’s most important, you and your family.

Do you Qualify?

If you would like to have your arrest record sealed in San Diego, certain requirements must be met, such as:

  • Your arrest took place in California.
  • You were arrested less than two years ago.
  • You were not convicted of the crime you were arrested for.

In addition to the criteria mentioned above, the circumstances surrounding your case must demonstrate to the judge that you were factually innocent and therefore, should be granted an arrest record sealing. We are experts at demonstrating innocence and have the resources needed to prove you were wrongfully arrested.

Focus on the Future

A wrongful arrest can have severe financial and emotional consequences. Having your arrest record sealed can not only ensure your record never interferes with your life again, but also give you peace of mind. Some of the other benefits of having your record erased, include:

  • You can honestly answer “No” when asked if you have ever been arrested.
  • Your arrest will not be visible on background checks.
  • You will be eligible for certain programs and certificates like a student loan or professional license.
  • You will greatly improve your chances of getting a good job.
  • You will finally be able to put the past in the past and instead, focus on the future.

Experience Counts

For a small investment, you can sit back and let us put our years of experience to work at getting your record cleared. Immediately upon hiring, we will draft a concrete plan to get you successful results, handle talks with all involved parties, and fill out and file all necessary paperwork. If you must appear in court or talk to another attorney, we will be right by your side guiding and supporting you.

Please Call Now

To speak with an ethical arrest record sealing attorney in San Diego at Second Chance Legal, please call (619) 821-8171. You will not have to pay for the consultation and you are not obligated to hire us. Please call now. Every day that passes is another day you could be forever cleared of a wrongful arrest.