Can I get petty theft removed from my record
Question: How do I get rid of a misdemeanor for petty theft from San Fernando Court off of my record? I was convicted years ago, but want to clean up my record.
Answer: If you want to “expunge” your record, it is done through what is called a 1203.4 petition to the court. Basically it withdraws the conviction and changes it to a dismissal. There are benefits to having this done (particularly when it comes to employment issues and filling out applications), but there are also limitations. There is more info on this at http://philhachelaw.com/practice-areas/expungement/ . Feel free to contact me to discuss this further. I handle these matters for clients at a very affordable rate.
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