Benefits of Expungement

benefits_expungement_jobs_careerHaving your criminal records expunged will open your life to all the opportunities that Los Angeles has to offer. If you have a criminal record in LA, you’ve likely encountered many hurtles to obtaining employment or even trying to start your own business. Having a criminal record discourages potential employers from hiring you and makes acquiring certain professional licenses very difficult. Below is a list of certain benefits of clearing your criminal record in Los Angeles.

There are many benefits of expunging your arrest, misdemeanor or felony. By successfully expunging your criminal record, you will be able to legally say that you were not charged for, or convicted of a crime on any applications for employment or housing. You will be able to pass most background checks, which may make it easier to gain professional certificates, find secure employment, obtain desirable housing, and be eligible for loans.

When your criminal record is expunged, the record of your offense is destroyed and the court sends an order to all justice agencies prohibiting the release, dissemination, or use of the offense. The court usually updates their records within 48 hours after the California expungement is granted. The court then sends an order to relevant agencies who have 30 to 60 days upon receiving the order to update their records to reflect your granted expungement.

In the event that you should ever have to disclose your criminal record, such as when applying to serve in the United States military, you are able to say that though you were arrested, or convicted of a crime, that a judge deemed that you have been rehabilitated since your offense, for which you were granted the expungement.

In addition, by expunging your criminal record, you have the right to your privacy. If your mugshot is being advertised on Mugshot websites that charge to have your booking photo removed, you may be able to have your mugshot taken down free of charge.

Everyone deserves a second chance in life. Do not let a blemish on your criminal record or the crimes of your past continue to haunt you, preventing you from moving on to a better quality of life. To begin the expungement process, you will need to get as much information about your case as possible. To find out if you are eligible for expungement, you can take RecordGone.com’s free eligibility test.

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