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How can I check to see if a criminal case was exsponged from 22 years ago?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Cowgirl Lawyer replied 8 years ago.

Before I can adequately address your question, I need a bit more information.

1) What was the nature of the offense? Was it a misdemeanor, felony, or juvenile offense? What was the crime?

2) Was an expungement applied for?

Thank you,

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Gloria Morris's Post: It was a felony conviction for grand theft and forgery. I was sentenced to 3 years probation and restitution. I later found out that the Judge who handed down the sentence was dismissed from the courts for some I guess illegal things he was doing and some of the cases he tried up until that point were expunged. I personally never applied for an expungment. I would like to know where exactly this charge stands on my record. I was 19 y/o then and I am now 41 and have not gotten in trouble since let alone I haven't even gotten a traffic violation within the last 8 years. I am studying for a degree in Criminal Justice and I want to clear my record so I can start applying for jobs when I graduate.
Expert:  Cowgirl Lawyer replied 8 years ago.

To check on the status of your criminal record, you would need to contact theSuperior Court where you were convicted. If you still have the case number, you should supply that to the clerk. Otherwise, give them your name, date of birth, and as much of the case information as you are able. If your case was dealt with in any manner, the court should be able to tell you. You should ask for a copy of your orders of judgment and any subsequent filings in the case.

You may also request your criminal records information from the California State Department of Justice, Criminal Records Division. They are located at 4949 Broadway, First Floor Fingerprinting Office, Sacramento, California. Their phone number is (916)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/span>.

You were convicted of a felony and served probation time but did not go to prison, you may be eligible for an expungement. First you would need to file a petition to have your conviction reduced and dismissed. You would need to file a PC 17(b) petition to get the felony reduced, and PC 1203.4 petition for expungement.

The California Courts have a Self-Help Center with more information about how to go about attempting to clear your record.

Good luck to you!

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Gloria Morris's Post: I love this and you...thank you so much. If I need more advice I will definitely come looking for you. Have a great day!
Expert:  Cowgirl Lawyer replied 8 years ago.
Well thank YOU! It's always a pleasure!