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California Penal Code 1203.4 as the "dismissal" or "expungement" statute.  Once probation has been completed, or at any time before the termination of probation,  if the interests of justice so require, a person convicted of a crime can petition the court to dismiss the case.  

A criminal conviction can carry serious consequences such as losing a job or making you ineligible for certain types of employment, the loss of gun rights, gaining admission to a university or grad school, traveling abroad, or the inability to obtain a professional license.

When you apply for a job or fill out any application or background check you maybe asked:  “have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, do not include minor traffic offenses or any misdemeanor marijuana conviction more than one year old.” The application will frequently go on to state: “you need not disclose any conviction where relief has been granted pursuant to Penal Code 1203.4.”

 The first step to seeking relief is to successfully terminate probation if you are still on probation.  

 A new law in California that took effect January 1, 2014 – Senate Bill No. 530 (SB 530) – provides significant new protection to ex-offenders who committed crimes, including felonies, when it comes to job hunting and what employers can legally discover or use.  The new law prohibits an employer from asking about, seeking, or utilizing criminal convictions that have been judicially set aside.  Employers violating the new prohibitions can face civil penalties and even misdemeanor criminal charges if done intentionally. It also allows a convicted person to get a case expunged sooner.

 The full text of California SB 530 is available at:

 CALL THE OFFICE AT 530-342-7755 to learn more to clear your record. 

DUI and criminal defense in Chico & Yuba City    (530) 342-7755

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