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KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE

The Kolodzi Law Firm can help you to expunge these and other offenses from your record. Request a Consultation and see what we can do to help your record.

  • Drug possession
  • Marijuana possession
  • DUI, DWI
  • Theft
  • Domestic violence
  • Stolen property offenses, petty theft, shoplifting
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SPECIALIZED ATTORNEYS

Expungements allow you to lawfully state under oath on most employment, rental, and school applications that you have never been convicted of a crime.

  • Assault, assault with a deadly weapon, battery
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Prostitution & Sex Crimes
  • Indecent exposure
  • And much more

If you did not serve any state prison time, and only received probation, The Kolodzi Law Firm can expunge your infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies, provided it was not a sexual offense with a minor. The Kolodzi Law Firm may even still be able to get you an expungement order if have violated your probation. An expungement order effectively dismisses any conviction that you have received.

Expungements allow you to lawfully state under oath on most employment, rental, and school applications that you have never been convicted of a crime.

So long as you have NOT served any state prison time and you have completed ALL of the terms and provisions of your probation, a felony record can be expunged. However, if you did serve time in a state prison, you can still get a Certificate of Rehabilitation. After 7 years, you are automatically eligible for a Governor’s Pardon, which would allow you to apply for vocational and state licenses. Without the pardon, those with a felony conviction are prohibited from obtaining those licenses.

Most probation periods range from 3 to 5 years. After you have served half of your probation, you become eligible to apply for early termination of probation. The Kolodzi Law Firm can prepare your request and gather the necessary letters of support and evidence of rehabilitation, as well as draft a compelling case to have your early termination of probation granted. Once you are done with your probation, we can start the expungement process.

In many cases, we can reduce a felony to a misdemeanor using Penal Code Section 17(B). This includes many offenses that are at the discretion of the District Attorney to charge you with either a misdemeanor or felony. By reducing your felony, you will gain back the right to possess and own firearms and can eliminate possible immigration problems. This can also help with your expungement process. The Kolodzi Law Firm can offer these services as part of our representation.

Another option that The Kolodzi Law Firm can provide for you is sealing your arrest records, juvenile records or drug diversion records. If you were never prosecuted or if your charges were dismissed, we may be able to seal your records under Penal Code Section 858.1. This would make your records unable to be accessed by the public only if a court determines that no reasonable cause exists to believe that you committed the offense for which you were charged. You can be charged with a crime at a prosecutors’ discretion if there is seemingly enough evidence to appear that they can link you to a crime. If a judge feels that there is probable or “reasonable” cause to believe you committed the crime, then your arrest records cannot be sealed. Request a consultation today and The Kolodzi Law Firm will review the facts of your case and see whether we can get your record sealed.

Sealing juvenile records are important to preventing any issues you may encounter as an adult. Juvenile records are typically open to the public. In order to have your juvenile records sealed, you must be 18 years old, or: (1) the juvenile court case must have ended 5 years earlier; (2) you did not commit a crime involving moral turpitude; (3) you have no pending criminal charges; and (4) you must present evidence of your rehabilitation.

If you have gotten a first time offense for possession, drug diversion is usually available. You can petition the court to have your arrest and other records sealed once you have completed the terms and conditions of the diversion program.