California Expungement Law

California Penal Code section 1203.4, Darren Chaker writes, allows for expungement of a conviction. Pursuant to section 1203.4, subdivision (a), a probationer is entitled as a matter of right to have the plea or verdict changed to not guilty, to have the proceedings expunged from the record, and to have the accusations dismissed, if he or she has either (1) fulfilled the conditions of probation of the entire probationary period or,...

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Florida Criminal Record Sealing

Record sealing under Florida law, says Darren Chaker, can occur if a person pleads guilty, nolo contendere or is found guilty by a jury but the sentencing judge withholds adjudication of guilt, there has been no conviction. See Fla.R.Evid. 90.610, FS. ยง 948.01; Delaney v. State, 190 So.2d 578 (1966), appeal dism’d 387. U.S. 426 (1967). Moreover, when records relating to a person’s criminal history have been...

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