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  • Can I Seal My Arrest Record in Los Angeles?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners ||

    In Los Angeles, you can be wrongfully arrested and still have the arrest record show up on a criminal background check for the rest of your life, unless you seal that arrest. This is true even if that arrest did not lead to a conviction. An arrest on a background check can be an obstacle to employment, promotion, renting or buying a house. Employers and landlords who depend on background checks to ...
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  • Sealing Your Arrest Records in Los Angeles

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners ||

    In California, innocent people wrongfully arrested have a unique opportunity to have their arrest records sealed and destroyed by filing a Petition for Factual Innocence, according to California Penal Code section 851.8. This petition must be filed no later than two years from the date of arrest or the filing of a criminal complaint, whichever is the most recent. If you succeed in sealing your ...
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  • Can Past Convictions be Removed from my Criminal Record?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners ||

    If you have a criminal record, you know that past mistakes can haunt your future. Criminal convictions may make it difficult for you to find employment or apply for things like school, credit, or home loans. It can be damaging to your reputation and produce barriers everywhere you turn. You know firsthand how frustrating this can be, but did you know that there are ways to clean up your record? ...
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