Experienced Expungement Attorney in Redding

We Can Help You Clear Your Name

Given the right circumstances, certain criminal offenses can be expunged, or erased, from your criminal record. Our legal team at Robert L. Hammonds Jr. Attorney at Law has the experience necessary to correctly file for your expungement.

Having your criminal record expunged allows you to seek employment without fear of discrimination. Prospective employers would be prohibited from asking you about or basing their hiring decision on your past criminal record.

You would also then qualify to apply for a state professional license and gain the potential to build a better financial future for you and your family.

Find out if you are eligible for a fresh start. Call (530) 628-6077 to request a free consultation with our Redding expungement lawyer.

What Is an Expungement?

If the court approves your expungement, most or all of your public court records can be removed or sealed from public view. People wish to have this service to help with future job and housing opportunities, though there are many other reasons to have your record expunged.

Under California Penal Code 1203.4 you have the opportunity to file for criminal record expungement petition if:

  • You were convicted of a crime in the past but did not serve time in state prison.
  • You are no longer on probation and have committed no new crimes.
  • Your conviction is not included on the list of exclusions for expungement, which includes sex offenses against children.

The state allows for expungements in order to help formerly convicted criminals re-enter society, especially if they demonstrate that they are able to be rehabilitated. We want to help you move past your charges.

Who Is Eligible for Expungement?

Our competent Redding expungement lawyer can help you through every step of the process, from the initial application to your final court hearing. Only certain crimes are eligible for expungement.

When deciding whether to grant you your expungement, the court will review whether:

  • You've completed probation
  • Your crime was a misdemeanor or a felony
  • You were incarcerated in the state prison

Certain crimes are not eligible, including sex crimes involving minors. Most other crimes can be expunged, though it depends on your specific situation.

If you are not certain whether you can get your record sealed, ask our experienced Redding expungement lawyer to review your case. We also serve Shasta, Trinity, and Siskiyou.

Record Reduction and Repair

If your felony conviction could have alternatively been a misdemeanor charge, this is considered a “wobbler” felony in the state of California. In such cases, a petition for reduction from a felony to a misdemeanor can and should be filed before petitioning for expungement.

If your legal counsel determines that you meet the criteria and files this petition, further efforts to clear your record can potentially be expedited and early termination of probation requested.

Certificate of Rehabilitation & Pardon

Depending on the nature of the offense, you may qualify to file for a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Five or more years after your sentence has been served or all conditions of parole have been completed, without any further crimes committed, you can submit your petition the superior court.

If the certificate is granted, you will regain the ability to apply for a state license, as well as have the certificate as proof of your desire to make a fresh start when seeking employment. The Certificate of Rehabilitation, if granted, is automatically sent by the court to the Governor as a request for pardon.


At Robert L. Hammonds Jr. Attorney at Law, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

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    Redding, CA
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    Redding, CA
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Robert L. Hammonds Jr. Attorney at Law Is Here to Fight For You

If you are granted a pardon, that introduces the potential for all of your citizenship rights to be restored. Our legal team can provide detailed advice regarding your options for expungement. Robert L. Hammonds Jr. Attorney at Law wants to help you get back on your feet so you can put your best foot forward.

Contact our Redding expungement attorneys at (530) 628-6077 to schedule a free consultation.