If you have a criminal record from past convictions in San Marcos , North County San Diego or anywhere in San Diego County, the Christoph Law Offices can help you to take steps to minimize the impact on your life. If you have misdemeanor or felony convictions, it may be possible to have the charges dismissed per the expungement process to help clean up your past record. Many felony charges are also eligible to be reduced to misdemeanors after completion of probation so you do not have a felony record. This reduction is in addition to expungement. While expungements and reductions are not available if you went to State Prison, you can still get a Certificate of Rehabilitation which can greatly enhance your future. Expungements do not seal your record, and the conviction still may increase penalties in future cases, it is considered a dismissal for many purposes and can be a great great benefit in the future. The initial call is free, and we will discuss your unique circumstances and what we can do to help.
There are several things that can be done to clean up your record, and minimize the affect of a criminal record after you have been convicted. Your record can affect government program eligibility, education, licensing, employment, immigration, clearances, and many other areas. Misdemeanors and Felonies can be expunged after probation has been completed or terminated early. An expungement per California Penal Code 1203.4, does not erase the conviction but it results in a dismissal and release from most of the penalties disabilities from the conviction. Many felonies can also be reduced to misdemeanors per penal code 17(b)(3) , so you would no longer have a felony conviction on your record. There is also a Certificate of Rehabilitation which is available after a period of good behavior even if you went to state prison. It can also eliminate sex registration for certain registerable misdemeanors. At the Christoph Law Offices, we have more than 30 years experience working to help our clients get terminated probation early, expungements, felony reductions and certificates of rehabilitation. Our clients have been able to improve results in background checks, licensing, security clearances, immigration and even eliminate misdemeanor sex offender registration. For a free initial consultation call us at 760-659-2149 and we'll discuss your unique circumstances and what we can do to help.