Can you get your California criminal arrest expunged?

Question: Can you get your California criminal arrest expunged?  I was arrested for a misdemeanor about a year and a half ago and charges were not filed.  I would like to get that arrest gone if possible.

Answer: Technically you would not go through an expungement process for a an arrest.  That is a process that is used to help clear a conviction from your record.   It is possible to seal an arrest record though, which is the process that you would utilize.  I have successfully handled sealing arrest records in cases like yours where my client was arrested for a misdemeanor but charges were never filed and a year has passed.

Call me at 818-336-1384 to discuss further.

Phil Hache
www.1DUILawyer.com
DUI and Criminal Defense attorney; Van Nuys Court, San Fernando Court, Santa Clarita Court, and Courts across Southern California