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Orange County Domestic Violence Expungement Attorney

Helping Clear a Conviction from Your Criminal Record in Orange County, CA

In California, domestic violence charges are taken very seriously. As such, prosecutors will work aggressively to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A conviction for domestic violence can have many damaging effects on a person’s life. Not only may they be subject to incarceration, probation, fines, and community services, but they also result in a mark on a person’s criminal record. Having a criminal history can make it difficult to get a job, find a place to live, or qualify for certain benefits.

Fortunately, some individuals convicted of domestic violence may be eligible for relief through a process called expungement. Essentially, if granted, an expungement results in a dismissal of the case and releases the individual “from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense” (California Penal Code 1203.4). After the relief is ordered, the individual can lawfully say that they have not been convicted of domestic violence. Expungement can lead to a better chance of getting a job, career advancement, and housing and educational opportunities.

At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, we know how important it is to seek relief from a domestic violence conviction. Petitioning for an expungement is a crucial step for anyone who has lived with a conviction and genuinely wants to reform and get on with their life. Our Orange County domestic violence expungement attorneys are here to assist you in seeking a second chance.

Schedule a free consultation today with our Orange County domestic violence expungement lawyers by calling (844) 807-8180 or submitting an online contact form.

What Is a Domestic Violence Offense?

In California, domestic violence is the use of force or violence against a person with whom the alleged offender has a relationship with. The relationship does not have to be a romantic one. Even attacks on a roommate can be considered domestic violence.

Under California Penal Code 13700, domestic violence involves harm or threatened harm against a:

  • Spouse
  • Former spouse
  • Roommate
  • Former roommate
  • Person with whom the alleged offender shares a child
  • Dating partner
  • Fiancé(e)

Note that physical contact does not have to be made for someone to be arrested. Saying something interpreted as potentially violent or abusive is an offense.

One aspect of domestic violence is that whoever made the accusation has little say in preventing a prosecution if they later change their mind. The police expect the victim to ask for charges to be dropped. However, the victim’s request may have no effect on whether or not the prosecutor pursues the case.

Depending on the nature of the offense, domestic violence can be a misdemeanor or felony. Felonies are more serious and a conviction results in harsher penalties. Thus, it is generally easier to expunge a misdemeanor than a felony.

If you were convicted in Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego, or Orange County, California, contact our Orange County domestic violence expungement attorneys for a free evaluation. Call (844) 807-8180 to get help today.

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