Expungements

Santa Barbara Expungement Attorney

The Law Offices of MR. GREGORY I. MCMURRAY, P.C. is a Santa Barbara law firm that is dedicated to helping people expunge or seal their criminal records. We understand the importance of having a clear criminal record. A negative mark on your criminal record can affect your future employment options, educational opportunities, and greatly impact your way of life. For these reasons, we strive to make the expungement and sealing process easy. Once your criminal record has been sealed or expunged, we know that you will feel a sense of relief and have the ability to move forward with your life.

Most people refer to an expungement as “cleaning up your criminal record.” A criminal record can cause long-term damage when you apply for jobs or loans. An expungement is a legal procedure in which a conviction is cleared from a criminal record. This does not mean that the conviction is removed entirely; rather it means that the conviction will no longer be able to be viewed by the public. After an expungement has been successfully completed, the individual may legally say that he or she has not been arrested for or convicted of the expunged crime. This will give a person the fresh start that they need to pursue their goals, without having the stigma of a criminal conviction.

Seal your Criminal Record

The majority of people do not understand that if they were arrested but never formally charged or even if their case was dismissed or they were not found guilty, the records of the arrest and of the court case still exist. These are part of a person’s non-judicial and judicial criminal records. These records are public and will not simply disappear or go away with time. If this situation applies to you, you need an experienced expungement lawyer. After an expungement, you can truthfully answer a job or loan application that you do not have a criminal record. This can make all the difference in important opportunities. Not everyone is eligible to have their criminal record expunged.

Free Consultation, Reasonable Fees

Keep in mind that you can only have one conviction cleared at a time, and that you must follow the necessary steps to have each individual offense removed from your record. Not all convictions can be cleared from your record, so please contact our Santa Barbara office at 805-965-3703 or email us. We will investigate your case, and establish whether or not you are eligible to have your record cleared. If so, we will begin the process immediately. We are committed to answering your questions, returning your calls promptly, and keeping you up to date on the progress of your case.