Criminal Convictions Can Influence Employment Decisions So Consider Expunging Your Conviction

It’s no secret that times are tough. It is hard to find a job.  Competition is fierce.  Often there are only minor differences between the applicant that is hired and the ones that are not.  Criminal convictions are never helpful. 

Under certain circumstances you can have your convictions expunged.  If you successfully expunge your convictions you don’t have to list them on applications to private employers or discuss them at interviews.  With respect to government jobs and professional licenses (like registered nurses) you do have to reveal the conviction but you should state on the application “YES-CONVICTION DISMISSED”

The governing law in California is Penal Code Section 1203.4  If you want to determine whether you are eligible for expungment, and what must be done read this.  Obtaining an order of expungment is kind of like performing certain repairs on a modern automobile.

You can do it yourself if you are willing to devote the time; obtain the necessary tools, and education yourself on what needs to be done.  And it might not work just right the first time, so you might have to try again.  But, it is often worth the trouble if you have the time.  On the other hand it may make sense to have have a professional do it.

If you would like to discuss having our firm do it, call us at 800 486 6814 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you qualify we can do it for a modest fee, and we’ll do it right.


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