Moving forward with your life after having committed a misdemeanor or felony usually requires an expungement. An expungement in the Torrance Courthouse requires the payment of a mandated fee, paperwork and a possible hearing date. However, consulting an attorney to represent you in the expungement process is always advised. Although an expungement request may appear to be quite simple, judicial magistrates have discretion in whether to grant an expungement. For example, if you violated probation or failed to pay the court ordered restitution then the judicial magistrate may deny your request for an expungement. Also, if you completed your felony probation, then you will want to file a motion to reduce your felony conviction to a misdemeanor prior to the submission of an expungement request.
For more information contact Torrance Criminal Defense Attorney Errol Cook