Benefits of an Expungement in California
Posted By Evan E. Zelig || Nov 23, 2013
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Being convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense in California comes with many harsh consequences. Luckily, California laws allow you to have your prior convictions dismissed and expunged – clearing your criminal record for the future. Aside from the personal satisfaction of having your convictions dismissed, obtaining an expungement in California has many benefits. Here are a few of the top benefits of clearing your California criminal record:
1) Getting a Job or Promotion
Most people trying to clear their criminal record are doing so to help them get a new job, a better job, or a promotion at their current job. Today, almost every employer (private and public) does a thorough background check before hiring someone. If your record and convictions are expunged (dismissed) you can truthfully and lawfully answer “no” if asked by a potential employer whether you have been convicted of a crime.
2) Obtaining a State License for your Profession
Many jobs today require you to be licensed by the State of California to do your job. Whether you work as a registered nurse, EMT, contractor, teacher, cosmetologist, bartender, accountant, real estate broker, or any other number of professions requiring a license, the presence of a criminal conviction could be the difference between obtaining your license and being denied (again). You are still required to disclose convictions on any application for a state license, as required by law, but an expungement is the first step toward showing the licensing agencies you are a law-abiding citizen and have taken responsibility to clear up any prior convictions.
3) Restore Student Loan Eligibility
Many students don’t realize that even a minor drug conviction can prevent them from obtaining student aid such as grants and student loans. An expungement can help restore student loan eligibility after a drug conviction in some of these circumstances.
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Call the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C. and speak with one of our experienced California expungement attorneys today! Sonoma County criminal defense attorney Evan Zelig has successfully handled hundreds of expungements for his clients! We can help clear your criminal record today. CONTACT US: (707) 636-3204 or Toll Free at (888) ZELIG-LAW.