How do I get rid of a felony on my record?

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How do I get rid of a felony on my record?

Got busted for DUI/Felony Evading 12 years ago. My lawyer at the time told me once I did my time the Felony would be knocked down to a misdemeanor. The felony is still on my record.

Asked on January 30, 2012 under Criminal Law, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have a felony conviction on your record stemming from a conviction 12 years ago, possibly you might be able to have a motion to expunge the conviction granted, where if granted, for all intents and purposes the conviction never happened. However, unless your criminal file concerning the conviction is sealed, the file will be subject to public review.

You might consider consulting with a criminal defense attorney who has filed motions to expunge convictions in the past to see what the costs to file such a motion would be and the chances of success.


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