Expungement Attorney

buisnesspeople in discussionAny licensed attorney is authorized to represent clients in expungement cases.   However, there are many attorneys who make expungement their primary focus.   Attorneys who specialize in expungement often have the experience needed to get results faster and for a lower cost than those who don’t regularly handle expungement matters.   There are several attorneys in the Los Angeles area who are experts in expungement.

RecordGone.com, which is a division of the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates and the sponsor of this site, has multiple offices in Los Angeles and serve all Los Angeles courts.   They have successfully handled more than 1,000 expungement cases in Los Angeles.

 Common Questions Asked to an LA Expungement Attorney

How long does something stay on your criminal record?

Once you are convicted, the conviction stays on your record for life, unless you have it expunged. The Los Angeles courts retain court records for nearly 30 years; after that, information about your case is stored at the California Department of Justice. Contrary to popular belief, your criminal record does not disappear on its own. If you are unsure of what is on your record, you can call the court where you were convicted and ask or an expungement attorney will be able to find that information when you retain their services.

What is the law for expungement?

The court authority to expunge a criminal record comes from California Penal Code section 1203.4.

The need for a Los Angeles expungement attorney:

The filing fee for expungement in Los Angeles is $60. That is about all they have in common. The courts in Los Angeles are free to set their own procedures. So what is required in the Van Nuys court may not be what is required in the Torrance court. Be sure to have experienced help guide. Do not depend on the advice of the clerks at counter or on the phone at the Los Angeles courts. That would be like asking a ticket agent at the airport how to fly the plane. Get the advice of an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney and meet the low-income requirements, you can contact the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office.