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The consequences of a criminal conviction can follow you and limit opportunities in all aspects of your life. Many misdemeanor and felony convictions are eligible for expungement. At The Law Office of Michael J. Holmes, our Santa Ana expungement attorney and team of legal professionals work hard to get your expungement granted so you can move forward with your life.

If you are wondering if expungement is possible in your case, contact our law firm today at (714) 752-7037 for a free consultation.

What Is Expungement?

Expungement sets aside a criminal conviction. The criminal record is not sealed or destroyed, but a notation next to the case number will indicate that the case was “set aside or dismissed.” If an employer runs a criminal background check, they may learn that you were arrested. However, a dismissal voids the conviction. This means that you can legally answer “no” to questions about criminal convictions on employment and other applications.

A criminal conviction may limit your opportunities for:

  • Employment
  • Where you live
  • Educational options
  • Your ability to obtain student loans
  • Your eligibility for professional licensure in some professions

Expungements are not possible for all criminal convictions, especially for many sex crimes. In some cases, you may still face certain consequences, even if the conviction is expunged. For example, you may still face a loss of driving privileges, the right to own a firearm, and other rights, depending on the specifics of your case and the original conviction.

Get Help with the Expungement Process

The first step is to contact our expungement lawyer in Santa Ana to discuss the possibility of expungement. If it is possible in your situation, we can file a petition to withdraw your plea. In a misdemeanor case, we can file the petition to withdraw the plea and then get the case dismissed. In many felony cases, the judge can reduce the charge to a misdemeanor and then dismiss the misdemeanor charge.

Call (714) 752-7037 to have Attorney Michael J. Holmes review your case and discuss your options. We serve clients across Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

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