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California Expungement

California has one of the oldest and most accessible expungement laws in the country.   Making it even better are several recent changes that expanded the benefits of having a California criminal record expunged.  But, even if you are note eligible for expungement, there may be other options, such as a certificate of rehabilitation, pardon or set-aside, to name just a few. provides a free online eligibility test where you can quickly find out the best way to clear your criminal record in California.

California allows you to seal records of arrests that did not lead to a conviction when you can prove that there was no reasonable basis to believe you committed the offense. California’s expungement law permits someone convicted of a crime to petition the court to re-open the case, set aside the plea, and dismiss the case.

If you are not facing any current charges or on probation for another offense and your sentence did not involve state prison (as opposed to county jail), California law allows you to have your misdemeanor conviction expunged after you complete your probation.

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