Indio, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: How long does it take to clear my record?

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Matthew Lee Spiegel
Matthew Lee Spiegel
Answered
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The answer depends on the record you are trying to clear. Once you are off probation for a misdemeanor or felony, you may be eligible to have your record expunged. For a misdemeanor, the process involves filing a piece of paper with the court and the process takes about 4-8 weeks, depending on the court. For a felony record, the process is a bit more detailed and requires going before a judge in most cases. However, this sometimes can be done quicker than a misdemeanor, again depending on the courts schedule.

David Philip Shapiro Esq
David Philip Shapiro Esq
Answered
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: More facts are necessary and best suited for a locally experienced criminal defense attorney who can advise you what, if anything, can actually be cleared from your record.

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