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Seal and Destroy Arrest Records

If you were arrested for a crime you didn’t commit, and the case was dismissed or rejected, get the arrest taken off your record and deleted. Why pay for a mistake you didn’t make? If you were arrested for a crime you didn’t commit and the case got dismissed, call us today.

What Does it Mean to Seal and Destroy Arrest Records?

If you were arrested but never convicted of a crime, then you are likely eligible to have your arrest records sealed and destroyed under California Senate Bill 393 (Penal Code 851.87). An expungement lawyer in Los Angeles will be able to help you effectively get your arrest record sealed. Certain exceptions are not eligible such as those with a history of domestic violence, child abuse, or elder abuse arrests, and/or convictions. 

What Happens After? Who Will be Able to See My Records?

Once your request has been approved, it can take up to 30 days for the courts to notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies and the California Department of Justice of the order to seal your arrest record. At this point, your arrest record will no longer be seen in background checks for jobs, housing, and loan applications. However, your record will still be available for agencies within the criminal justice sector. 

Move Forward With the Help of an Expungement Lawyer 

Having a conviction on your criminal record can be detrimental to your finances, career, the ability to find affordable housing options, and more. Furthermore, it allows others to unfairly judge you for a past you have been rehabilitated from. Fill out an online form or call ExpungeAmerica at (844) 204-7222 to move forward with the help of a skillful expungement lawyer today.