How long does a California Expungement take?
Generally speaking, you can count on your expungement taking in the neighborhood of 90 to 120 days, but certain courts or older cases and can six months, or sometimes longer.
Several factors impact the length of time an expungement takes to go through the court system.
How do you file for an expungement?
How to File a Petition for Expungement
- Find Out Before Filing. Find out the expungement process in your area through the criminal court or the arresting agency before filing on your own.
- Completing the Petition. Petition forms have various titles, depending on the state.
- Filing the Form.
- Processing the Petition.
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 long does a misdemeanor stay on your record in California?
How long does it take a misdemeanor to go away? Legally speaking, a misdemeanor is on your record for life. However, in some cases, background checks will only go back a certain number of years. For instance, in Texas, there is a “seven-year rule” in place.
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 have to disclose an expunged misdemeanor in California?
California Penal Code 1203.4 has only carved out three very focused circumstances under which you must disclose your prior convictions: 1If contracting with the CA State Lottery Commission. This means if you ever want to run for city council, mayor, or governor you will have to disclose the prior expunged convictions.
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