I have two misdemeanors. First charge 245 a1aassult with deadly weapon and 245 a adw with force. I get off probation November 2019. I was told that it takes 7 years for a case to be expunged. I want to know does the 7 years start during probation or after probation?
2 Answers from Attorneys
You were told wrong. You can seek an expungement as soon as your probation is over assuming that you have completed probation successfully. Once you file a petition for expungement, it should take about 2 - 3 months to obtain. If you 'd like to speak with me about these matters, please don't hesitate to call me at 310 922 3983. Good luck. Steve Mandell
It takes a properly filed and qualifying Petition to the convicting court to get expungement. There is in such thing as a '7 year requirement', and conviction records do not 'drop off' after that or any other time - records are forever.