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How can I get a 5150 hold expunged from my 20 year old

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How can I get a 5150 hold expunged from my 20 year old daughter's records
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: California
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: She was the psychiatric facility for a 72 hour old, so it has been filed
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: what will be the cost do get this expunged and what do I need to do?
JA: It can cost anywhere from $10 to $100, depending on the type of issue and how much of the Lawyer's time your question is expected to take (how complex and lengthy an answer you require).
Customer: Ok. thanks!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 2 months ago.

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Your 5150 matter does not show up on a criminal background check because it is not an arrest. And as for a civil background check, the 5150 matter is protected by an individual’s right to privacy pursuant to Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code section 5328 (with certain exceptions - see HERE). So unless it falls under one of the exceptions, there is really no need to do anything about it - it is not public record. (Also, it goes to the ATF/DOJ in case she wants to purchase a firearm - let me know if that is the issue and we can discuss it.)

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