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What Types of Criminal Charges Can Be Expunged in California?

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People seek expungement of past criminal convictions for a variety of reasons in California. They might not have contested a charge in their earlier years, but did not realize how much that criminal conviction would affect their career and/or reputation in later years. Or maybe they did contest the charge and were nevertheless found to be guilty, and now they want to take advantage of California’s relatively progressive expungement laws to prevent any unnecessary obstacles in their careers (e.g. denial of licenses, failing background checks, etc.). It is important to understand that expungement does not mean that you are asking...

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Johnny Manziel’s Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed Via Agreement with Prosecutor

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Johnny Manziel is barely 24 years old, but his name has been in the headlines for years. He won the Heisman Trophy at age 20 and was a first-round draft pick for the Browns in 2014, but was released a year later due in part to his numerous off-field run-ins with the law. His latest controversy has been a domestic violence charge brought against him by Texas prosecutors after he was accused of striking his girlfriend in public in January 2016. Manziel faced up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor charges and a $4,000 fine, but it appears...

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How a Current/Pending Criminal Charge Can Affect Your Employment

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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 past felonies reduced to a misdemeanor, and/or have their criminal records cleared such that they do not appear in a background check. But what if you do not have a past criminal record and are instead facing criminal charges before the courts now? Understanding what potential and current employers can ask about with regard to pending criminal charges and what actions they may take should be critical factors in deciding how to address...

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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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