As a result of the Great Recession, the job market has become increasingly competitive. With so many qualified applicants for each available position, having even a minor criminal offense on your record could put you out of the running for a job. Other possible negative consequences to having a criminal record include:
While not all crimes are eligible, it may be possible to clear your criminal record depending on your situation. If you try on your own, however, the process can take up to six months. You may also waste time, effort, and money only to find out you are ineligible to have your record cleared. The attorneys at Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman have more than more than 65 years of combined experience with the practice of record clearing. We are committed to getting your record cleared quickly. Call us to discuss your many legal options to get your criminal record cleared: 800-631-9579 for a free consultation.
Clearing a criminal record means that as far as the court is concerned, the case has been dismissed and a “not guilty” plea has been entered in place of the original outcome. You can tell your employers that you were never convicted. We know the various options available to help your background check come up clean, including:
Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman can provide timelines for clearance in as little as 30 days, and we have obtained record clearance for San Jose clients on the same day as a successful outcome. We will find out which option works for you and use it so you can move forward with your life. You will not even have to go to court to have your record cleared; we will appear for you.
Some cases, including certificates of rehabilitation for sex crimes cases, are very detailed and may take up to four months of work. However, if granted, the governor issues a pardon and you no longer have to register as a sex offender. Because certificates of rehabilitation are rare, only a select few lawyers can handle them. Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman has handled ten such cases. For experienced California record clearance and expungement lawyers, call 800-631-9579.