San Diego Felony Expungement Attorney
Everybody makes mistakes and sometimes, those mistakes result in a felony conviction. As a convicted felon, you now have a criminal record and a criminal record can quickly destroy your life. You may have difficulty finding work or may have lost your right to vote or posses a gun. You may feel embarrassed, defeated, and hopeless.
At Second Chance Legal, our felony expungement lawyers in San Diego offer hope to those who feel hopeless. In no time, we can clear your record so you can move on with your life. We have the resources and the legal knowledge needed to withdraw your plea, get the conviction set aside, and in most cases, get your case dismissed. Even if you’ve been told that you cannot get your record cleared, please do not wait to get a hold of our staff. No matter what others may say, if you were sentenced to probation and not prison, your case may be expunged.
Understanding Our Successful Expungement Process
When an aggressive felony expungement lawyer in San Diego at Second Chance Legal handles your case, you can feel confident that no stone will be left unturned until we have won your expungement case. We are experienced expungement case litigators who have streamlined the legal process and can keep costs down without cutting corners.
Upon hiring, we will immediately go to court, re-open your case, and ask the judge to withdraw your guilty or no contest plea. We will then enter a not guilty plea and ask the judge to dismiss or vacate your case. This process is known as expungement. Our familiarity with the criminal legal system can be used to your advantage when looking to clear your record.
How You Benefit
The minute your conviction is expunged, you can honestly answer that you have never been convicted of a crime to any question you may be asked about a criminal conviction. Keep in mind; you should disclose your case when applying for a government job or if a law enforcement officer asks you.
The amount of time needed to process a case varies depending on the circumstances surrounding the case and the court the case was filed in. In most cases, an expungement petition can be filed within three to four days of calling an attorney and a hearing usually takes place within 45 days of the filing. Courts operate on a first come first serve basis, so the sooner you call a skilled lawyer the quicker a case can be prepared. With our skilled attorneys on your side, you can rest assured that we will use every available resource to process your case quickly.
Using our effective criminal database updating process, we can also make sure your expunged record is current with the most influential criminal background check databases. You’ve worked hard to get your record cleared. Don’t let incorrect information about your criminal history and personal information interfere with getting a job, leasing an apartment or qualifying for a house. Our aggressive lawyers have built a reputation as aggressive litigators who won’t let the for profit private background check companies prevent you from starting over.
Making Your Future Bright
There is no better time to contact an honest felony expungement lawyer in San Diego at Second Chance Legal. When you call, we will schedule you an appointment to discuss your case. If we are able to help you, we will not waste any time creating an expungement legal plan with only one outcome – a successful outcome. Let us help you make your future bright, call (619) 821-8171 now for a free consultation.