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How a Current/Pending Criminal Charge Can Affect Your Employment

Criminal Records

Criminal charges can effect some of the most important aspects of our lives and during the most vulnerable time.  Where we live, who we meet, and whether you get the job you really want.  It is difficult to describe just how serious a brief moment in the past can create anxiety in so many situations and for so long.  One area where most people fear their criminal record will jeopardize their well-being is employment. California state law provides extensive protections for individuals who have been convicted of crimes in the past but have taken steps to either expunge their record, have...

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Are There Limits to Expunging Your Record?

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California offers one of the most gracious expungement programs in the country, and it is a principle of California state law to provide a second chance to people who have made mistakes in the past. But that does not mean that the process is necessarily simple, that any and all criminal records will be erased, or that you will be in the exact same position as you were before. While the benefits of expungement are enormous - namely the reputational and career benefits you will experience - it’s good to go into the process clear-eyed and with the right resources...

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Criminal Charges on Your Record

Criminal Charges On Your Record The real consequences that come with having criminal charges on your record are very misunderstood. What most believe about their criminal record is motivated by their fear of the unknown. Like credit reports, we have no idea how much our lives will be effected by the decisions we have made or the challenges we have faced—and we may never get the chance to explain ourselves to the people that may be judging us for it. Information technology has changed everyone’s lives and it will continue to do so. Knowing who can access your criminal files and how it’s...

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Case Dismissal: How to Get a Criminal Case Dismissed

Case Dismissed

How to Get a Criminal Case Dismissed URGENT LEGAL UPDATE: California has implemented a series of legislative actions that make it possible to petition the court for removing past marijuana-related charges or reducing past serious felonies to misdemeanors.  To take advantage of these petitions, go here: Removing Marijuana Charges   EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers should be aware that this article focuses on achieving a dismissal on active or pending criminal charges.  For those interested in obtaining dismissals on past cases, please go to the following link: Expungement Law   Clients who face criminal charges often ask what it takes to get the case dismissed. After all,...

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