Under California Penal Code section 1203.4, people with misdemeanor and felony charges can petition the court to have their records cleaned up and the former charges dismissed. If certain eligibility requirements are met, the court may grant the petition. The finding of guilt will then be changed to a dismissal. If the petition is granted, 1203.4 legally and honestly allows you to answer that you have not been convicted of that crime, with a few exceptions. Thus, your job applications and employment background checks will look a lot cleaner. Consult with the attorneys at Taylor & Dolowich to determine your eligibility and to get the petition process started.
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