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How to Expunge an Arrest Record in California

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Wondering how to expunge an arrest record in California? Or maybe you want to know how to seal an arrest record in California? Bradley Corbett has all the answers you need to your questions about arrests in California.

How to Expunge an Arrest Record in California

In order to be eligible for expungement in California, you can’t be serving probation, you must not have been charged with another crime, and your crime must be a misdemeanor. You will not be eligible for expungement if you were charged for a felony and received a prison sentence. At this point, you can expunge your arrest record by getting a copy of your criminal record from the superior court, then filling out a CR-180 form and turning it into the county where you were convicted. The expungement application will include a fee between $100-$400.

How Much Is House Arrest in California?

House arrest allows certain individuals to fulfill a sentence while still continuing to work or attend school, and continue to live with family or friends. But the sentence does come at a cost. So how much is house arrest in California? Most individuals on house arrest in California must pay $12-$15 per day, depending on income level and ability to pay the fee.

Do Arrest Warrants Expire in California?

Arrest warrants can be issued by a judge when a person is linked to criminal activity, but a law officer did not see them commit the crime. But do arrest warrants expire in California? These warrants come with a statute of limitations, meaning they can expire after a reasonable amount of time. In contrast, a bench warrant can be issued for a number of reasons, not necessarily linked to a crime. A person can get a bench warrant if they fail to appear in court on a scheduled date, fail to complete court-ordered counseling or community service, etc. A bench warrant never expires, but will be in effect until the person dies or the warrant is cleared.

How to Seal an Arrest Record in California

If you were arrested and did not have any charges filed against you, you can opt to seal your arrest record by submitting a petition to law enforcement. To do so, fill out the Petition to Seal and Destroy Arrest Records form. The police will then approve or deny the petition. If they approve the petition, your arrest records will be sealed for three years, then destroyed. If you or someone you know needs help fighting against anything from an expungement to a DUI charge, contact The Law Office of Bradley Corbett. As an experienced lawyer in San Diego, we’re happy to use our knowledge to get you the best possible outcome. Learn more about our services today.

Bradley Corbett

Bradley Corbett is a criminal defense attorney in San Diego. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo Utah in 2004. Later he enrolled at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where he participated in a prestigious internship program with the Los Angeles County Public Defender. Since then he has handled over 2,000 cases.

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