Expungement Lawyer Serving California, Utah
Expungement (formally referred to as “vacating a conviction”) is the legal process of removing a criminal conviction from your record. After expungement, an individual can lawfully state that they were never convicted of that crime and the conviction will stop showing up on background checks for job applications, leases, or credit applications. If available, this action can alter an individual’s life with regard to financial security and reputation.
At Gammill Law, our founding partner David Gammill is an experienced trial attorney and experienced expungement lawyer who has served many clients seeking to get their lives back on track by clearing away a past conviction.
How Expungement Works in California
Expungement proceedings in California are fairly straightforward, as long as you have the help of an experienced expungement lawyer. However, California is fairly restrictive in terms of which crimes actually qualify for expungement:
- Most misdemeanors DO qualify.
- Felonies that could have been charged as misdemeanors DO qualify.
- Many other felonies DO qualify.
- Many sexual offenses do NOT qualify.
- Severe vehicle offenses do NOT qualify.
Contact us and we’ll be able to tell you whether your specific conviction qualifies.
California Eligibility Criteria
In addition, to expunge records in California you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- You must have completed your probation (if any).
- You must have paid back all fees and fines ordered by the court.
- You must not have any new criminal charges pending against you.
How Expungement Works in Utah
The expungement process in Utah is similar overall to California, but thankfully the state statues have a more expansive list of crimes that may be expunged. David Gammill can help you understand the main situations where you would NOT qualify to have your conviction expunged:
- Capital offenses, violent felonies, and first-degree felonies do NOT qualify.
- Felony vehicular homicide and DUI do NOT qualify.
- Sex offenses requiring registration as a sex offender do NOT qualify.
- Child abuse requiring registration does NOT qualify.
- Having multiple criminal convictions on your record will also disqualify you once you reach a certain number of convictions. This number ranges from as many as five convictions to as few as two convictions, depending on the severity and type of the crime.
Utah Eligibility Criteria
- Very similar to California’s requirements.
Expunge Records in CA & UT: Call Gammill Law Today!
Gammill Law proudly serves clients in California and Utah. We’ll handle the expungement paperwork for you and make your experience as hassle-free as possible.