If you meet certain requirements, and depending on the nature of your conviction, you may be eligible to apply to have a conviction expunged from your record. The purpose of a dismissal is to relieve you from penalties and disabilities that may result from the conviction being on your record.
You should note: certain convictions (sex crimes) are not eligible for dismissal.
Felonies require a hearing, misdemeanors do not. You may also be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, which may relieve you of the duty to register pursuant to Penal Code section 290.
If you or someone you know is seeking an expungement, dismissal or a Certificate of Rehabilitation, we advise you to call our law offices for a free consultation.