An expungement or record clearance is a bit of a misnomer. If you have been convicted of a San Jose misdemeanor then in some cases you may be eligible for an expungement. The court requires successful completion of all terms of your probation. An expungement will allow you to indicate that you have not been convicted of a misdemeanor on applications for private employment. If you are applying for a state license such as a real estate license then you must disclose that you have been convicted of a crime but have gotten an expungement.
If you are still on probation but only have a short period to finish, sometimes the court will grant early termination of probation and allow you to apply for an expungement. This could help when applying for school and private jobs. No matter what the circumstances if you are in need of an expungement you should contact our San Jose Criminal Defense team to see what the likelihood is that your crime will be cleared.
Expungements are not quick processes. After the request is filed it could take 4 to 8 weeks for a decision to be rendered. Expungements are solely up to the discretion of the court. Contacting a qualified San Jose Criminal Defense Lawyer is the best way to determine whether your crime is eligible for expungement.