San Diego Felony Expungement Lawyer
If you have ever been arrested, you have a criminal record and a criminal record may prevent you from getting work, housing, financial aid, and public benefits. Criminal charges may also affect your legal rights. As a convicted felon, you may have had your driver’s license taken away or your gun rights revoked. There is no reason you should let your criminal record hold you back anymore! Fortunately, state law gives you and others like you a chance to expunge or clear your record.
At Second Chance Legal, our felony expungement attorneys in San Diego know what it’s like to try to move forward with a criminal record and are dedicated to helping people with a blemished past move on. From the minute we are hired, we will with be with you every step of the way making sure your case is resolved successfully. Let us get your record wiped clean so you can confidently and truthfully answer “no” when asked whether or not you have ever been convicted of a crime.
Are you having problems finding work or housing because of your felony conviction? You may feel defeated, hopeless, and even embarrassed. What if we told you it may be possible to erase your conviction permanently? With our aggressive and skilled legal team working for you, you may be able to get your conviction set aside and possibly, get your case dismissed. We may be able to clear your criminal record, even if you were sentenced to probation or prison.
If you were convicted of a misdemeanor and you are suffering because of your criminal record, please contact our office today to learn how we can help. As you may have realized, misdemeanor convictions don’t just go away. But, if your misdemeanor conviction was for a drunk in public, grand theft, assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence or any number of qualifying misdemeanor offense, you may be able to file a petition to have your conviction expunged.
Our law firm has more than 30 years combined experience effectively working with individuals charged with a misdemeanor and other types of criminal offenses. Our attention to detail and our reputation as aggressive litigators can be used to your advantage when trying to start fresh.
Criminal Database Removal
If you were not able to expunge your record and you are trying to put your past behind you, there is hope. When you can’t clear your record, we can put our negotiating skills to work getting you the next best thing – a criminal database removal. Removing your criminal record from private online databases won’t allow you to claim you have no record, but it will prevent your criminal history and personal information from being shared with anyone who requests a background check. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm to learn if removing your record from the hundreds of online database companies is an option.
Criminal Database Updating
Your record is erased now, but you did not pass a criminal background check. It’s a common scenario faced by many ex-cons. Fortunately, the criminal database attorneys in San Diego at Second Chance Legal can prevent your criminal record from haunting you. How do we make sure your record is updated? Throughout the years, we have developed an effective plan of action when dealing with database company tactics. When contacted, most private background check companies do not want to hassle with us and quickly comply with our requests.
Types of Criminal Cases We Handle
In addition to expungement, and criminal removal and updating cases, our lawyers handle cases involving:
- Certificate of Rehabilitation – may restore some legal rights to convicted felons who aren’t eligible for an expungement
- Prop 47 – reduces a felony conviction to a misdemeanor (if the misdemeanor qualifies under the initiative)
- Gun rights restoration – restores gun rights to convicted felons
- Arrest record sealing – seals and destroys criminal record for people who were not convicted of a crime
- Early probation termination – allows individuals who have completed certain terms of their probation to petition for early probation release.
No matter what the circumstances of your case are or what you have been told, if you were arrested, please call a caring and knowledgeable felony expungement lawyer right away. During a free case review, we can tell you what your legal options are and also give you the information you need to make an informed decision about what legal path is best.
Don’t Jeopardize Your Future
Criminal cases are complex and for the inexperienced, can be difficult to navigate. Why would you jeopardize your one chance to move forward by putting your case in the hands of an unqualified attorney? You should be focused on putting the pieces of your life back together after a conviction; not worrying about the outcome of your case. Let us handle your case, so you can focus on the future. We will aggressively fight for you and will not rest until we get you a successful result.
Time is Short
The state allows a very limited amount to take legal action, which is why it is imperative you do not wait to seek legal help. Why wait to begin enjoying the benefits of a clean record? If you wait to take action, you may not be able to get your record erased and ultimately, will not be able to show your loved ones and potential employers that you are a valued member of the community. Keep in mind; we can’t start the legal process until you call us, so contact our law firm now.
Convenient Payment Plans
Are you concerned about the cost of experienced legal help? Don’t be! We offer convenient payment plans designed to make the cost of an attorney affordable and accessible. Make an appointment today and we will get back to you within 24 hours of your call. In most cases, you’ll hear from us the same day you call. Case reviews are free and there is plenty of free parking when you come to meet us.
Help is Near
Help may be just a phone call away. Don’t wait any longer to release the stress and shame associated with a criminal record. Our ethical felony expungement lawyers in San Diego at Second Chance Legal are prepared to get you the results you need to move forward after an arrest. To make an appointment for a free case review at our centrally located San Diego office, call (619) 821-8171. Our helpful, friendly staff is bilingual and may be able to get you an appointment the same day you call.