San Diego - El Cajon Criminal
After successful completion of
probation for a felony or a misdemeanor, a person can apply to
have the conviction “expunged” or dismissed. With certain
important exceptions relating to ownership of firearms and
applications for state licenses, the effect of the dismissal is
to relieve the person from all penalties and disabilities
resulting from the conviction.
Certain convictions, particularly for sex crimes, are not
eligible for dismissal.
A felony expungement requires a court hearing. A misdemeanor
expungement does not require a hearing. The court charges a
filing fee for the dismissal.
A convicted felon and certain persons convicted of misdemeanors
can also apply for a “Certificate of Rehabilitation.” A
Certificate of Rehabilitation relieves certain sex offenders of
the duty to register pursuant to Penal Code section 290. You
should discuss with an attorney the requirements and procedure
for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
If you or someone you know is seeking a dismissal or a
Certificate of Rehabilitation,
call the Law Offices of Dan Bacal at (619) 588-2064 or
request a FREE
case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of
charge. We accept payment plans and credit cards to handle your