Los Angeles, CA asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: I was under the impression that there was a statue that says an older conviction over 3 years cannot be brought up in a

Case I have been charged in the past for possession and or paraphernalia it was over 10 years ago can they bring that up in court if I should ever have to go again

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Wais Azami
Wais Azami
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  • Garden Grove, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Some crimes never get erased. Other which do get erased my still affect employment or immigration. In your particular situation, if it was a misdemeanor and you won't testify as a defendant in your future potential case, it may be hard for it to be brought up. The answer really is "depends."

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