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WHAT CAN SEAL AND DESTROY RECORD OF ARREST DO FOR ME?
Obtaining a Court Order instructing the arresting agency and all interested parties to Seal and Destroy the record of arrest allows you to answer no to questions regarding whether you were ever arrested for a felony or a misdemeanor on any type of application or questionnaire aobut your criminal past. Unlike the California Expungement statutes, California Penal Code section 851.8 allows you to seek a Court Order completely removing any reference to an arrest that didn't result in a conviction from all criminal history databases maintained by the California Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Once the record is sealed in California, it is just like you were never arrested. YOu can seek employment with law enforcement, California State Certifications and Licensure, Weapon Permits, Student Loans, and Housing Assistance. It also helps you overcome background checks associated with apartment and house rental applications.
There is nothing worse than losing an employment opportunitiy for that dream job because of a blemish on your record from an arrest that you were never convicted of when the employer conducts a criminal background check.
There is nothing worse than being unable to fulfill your goals of entering a professional field (Medical, Real Estate, Contracting, Government or State Agencies) after years of education because you can't enter an internship, externship or pass a state licensing exam because of a decade old blemish on your record revealed by a background check.
Why even take the chance! You have worked too hard and come too far to let your past mistakes deny you the opportunity to provide a better life for you and your family. Here is an affordable way to overcome those obstacles and move forward with your career without fail or worry. You can take those steps to obtain closure of your past mistakes today by taking a few moments to determine your eligiblity, provide some information, and make your payment. The relief you will recieve is priceless.
HOW DO I DETERMINE IF I AM ELIGIBLE TO SEAL AND DESTROY MY RECORD OF ARREST?
You may be eligible to petition the court to seal and destroy your record of arrest if you were arrested but not prosecuted (Released after detention only, prosecutor reject, lack of evidence, etc., etc.).
A simple way to determine if you qualify to have your conviction sealed and destroyed is to review the requirement checklist of California Penal Code section 851.8 Factual Innocence:
- Were you arrested but not convicted or prosecuted in a court of law?
- Were you detained then released after detention only?
- Were you factually innocent of the crime for which you were arrested?
- Was your case rejected by the prosecution or the Court?
- Was your case thrown out for lack of evidence?
- Does the record of arrest show up on criminal background checks?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be eligible to have your record of arrest sealed and destroyed pursuant California Penal Code section 851.8.
ARE THERE ANY COURT FILING OR ADMINISTRATIVE FEES?
No. Currently, there aren't any Court filing fees associated with Petitions to Seal & Destroy Record of Arrest. However, some California Police Agencies do charge a minimal processing fee. These fees are usually around $25 dollars.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET STARTED?
Just fill out the application form and submit your application.You can make your payment right now with any major credit card, through our Paypal Check Out or one of our staff will follow up with you to help answer your questions and help you complete the process. If you have Court documents in your possession, you can fax or email them to our office which allows us to expedite your document preparation and submission even faster.
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