We all make mistakes. Sometimes that mistake can lead to criminal charges. This can have a big impact on our careers and employment opportunities, especially if your chosen or desired career requires a professional license. Many professions require US licensure such as teaching, dentistry, nursing, accounting, engineering, veterinary medicine, law, psychology, medicine and contractors. These are not all of the careers that require a license but they are some of the most popular and well-known.
In addition, with the technology available today, it is fairly easy for a potential licensing agency, employer, professional organization or other interested party to see if an applicant has a criminal record.
If you have a conviction in your past and are looking for a job or career that requires a license a Sacramento expungement attorney may be able to help you. Based on the type of conviction you have and if you meet certain requirements this type of specialized attorney might be able to help clear your criminal record. Licensing agencies want to see that you have cleared your record to the full extent of the law. This will help dramatically when you go through the application process and others will not see your history when running a background check.
Process & Eligibility
The process is actually fairly straight forward in California and with the help of an experienced criminal record expungement attorney in Sacramento it might not take long to complete.
Your criminal record can be expunged in California if you have been found guilty of a misdemeanor or a felony offense and you have served your sentence and/or completed your probation. There are certain convictions that are not available for expungement such as sex offenses. You are also not eligible if you are currently on probation or facing a criminal charge.
A judge can take into account several factors when deciding on your petition to clear your record such as how you behaved while you were on probation, your role with your family and in the community and your overall history (among other things).
A consultation with an expungement lawyer can help you determine if you are eligible to have your record expunged. They can also answer your questions and inform you of the procedures required.
A past conviction does not necessarily mean you have to give up on your dream job or career. Get in touch with an attorney such as one at Chastaine Law Office today.