about two to four months
How much does it cost to have my record expunged?
Typical costs: Hiring an attorney to handle an expungement starts around $400-$1,000 for a single criminal charge but can run $1,000-$4,000 or more depending on the number and nature (misdemeanor or felony) of the charges, prevailing local legal rates and the status and experience of the attorney.
What crimes can be expunged?
Types of convictions that are often not eligible for expungement include:
- Felonies and first degree misdemeanors in which the victim is under 18 years of age.
- Sexual battery.
- Corruption of a minor.
- Sexual imposition.
- Obscenity or pornography involving a minor.
- Serious weapons charges.
How much does expungement cost in California?
Cost to Expunge a Record. We charge $495 for misdemeanor expungement cases, plus a $150 filing and processing fee. If the misdemeanor was an alcohol related driving offense, we charge $595, plus a filing fee. Felony cases are $695, plus a $150 filing and processing fee.
Do misdemeanors go away in CA?
A misdemeanor stays on your record for life unless you successfully petition for expungement. There is no preset “expiration date” for misdemeanor crimes. Even though misdemeanor offenses are less serious than felonies, they are still serious breaches in the eyes of the law.
How can I get my record expunged in California for free?
Do-It-Yourself Expungement in California. First, you need to get a copy of your criminal record. You can get a copy of your criminal record from the superior court. Then, if you have completed your probation or were never given probation, you can apply for expungement.
Do I need to expunge a dismissed charge?
There is no expungement for violent and serious felonies. Expungement can take place if charges are dismissed, withdrawn or acquitted. Most convictions cannot be expunged unless they are overturned or dismissed. Most arrest records and court records can be expunged if found not guilty, or case is dismissed.
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