What is the general cost to hire a criminalattorney for a felony conviction expungement?

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What is the general cost to hire a criminalattorney for a felony conviction expungement?

In Los Angeles, CA.

Asked on October 23, 2010 under Criminal Law, California

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Lawyers in California can charge different fees depending on the complexity of the case, whether it is an hourly charge or flat rate fee.  Further, it will also depend on the experience of the lawyer on how much he or she charges.  As long as the fee is not unreasonably high, it can range per hour from under a hundred to hundreds of dollars of per hour.  An expungement in California requires you to meet certain legal criteria before you even consider moving forward with expungement proceedings.  If your conviction was of a crime that qualifies you for an expungement or you received a pardon or dismissal, then you may wish to review time lines with your lawyer and interview several about those timelines, each lawyer's experience level with expungments and how much you are willing to pay.


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