September 10, 2014

Are you required to disclose felony convictions to your employer? What if it’s expunged?

If the application states that you must disclose expunged convictions, you must do so. Once the conviction is expunged most employers will not be able to find out about the prior conviction and you are legally permitted to state that you’ve never been convicted of the crime.

September 10, 2014

I’m trying to get a felony welfare fraud conviction off my record but they say I need to pay restitution. What does this mean for getting it expunged?

The issue is whether you have successfully completed the terms of your probation. One of the terms appears to be that you pay restitution of the government benefits you improperly received. If you haven’t paid the restitution, you have not successfully completed the terms of your probation and you will not be entitled to an […]

September 10, 2014

How soon can I have a felony removed from my record?

Many states have expungement statutes, including California, that allow a person to have a crime erased from their records for most purposes. You may apply to have a conviction expunged if you were granted probation and you successfully completed probation. If you were sentenced to prison, you are not eligible for an expungement.