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Expungements in Los Angeles on the Increase

The number of expungements being granted in Los Angeles and Southern California has significantly risen in recent years. Expungement is a legal word for cleaning up a criminal record. It appears that people charged with a Los Angeles DUI or other crime are now filing requests for expungements pursuant to Penal Code 1203.4 at a much higher rate then they have in the past. Why you might ask? Well in the past, criminal defendants were punished by the court and their criminal records became a part of who the person was from that time forward. Now-a-days, good upstanding people who had one or two convictions want to remain productive and not allow a conviction to ruin their life.

California courts have taken a new approach in handling these matters. The judges seem to realize that those people previously charged with a crime and having completed probation successfully are rehabilitated enough to clean up their criminal records.

If you wish to have your criminal record expunged, then you should contact a Los Angeles expungement lawyer. You will need to make sure that the attorney has experience in filing these motions and arguing them before a court. Often times the District Attorney in the courtroom will object to the expungement and it will take a capable lawyer to make the necessary legal arguments to convince a judge that you deserve the clearing of your record.

If you are seeking to expunge your criminal record, or are seeking to hire a Los Angeles expungement attorney please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.

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