If I was convicted of a non-violent felony almost 18 years ago, is it still on my record?

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If I was convicted of a non-violent felony almost 18 years ago, is it still on my record?

If so, can I get it removed? This is in CA. I’m trying to get a professional certificate and this is holding it up.

Asked on December 31, 2011 under Criminal Law, California

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you were convicted of a felony 18 years ago, the felony conviction is still on your record. If you want to try and get it expunged (removed) I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney to see if there is a chance that this can be done.

Courts in determining whether to grant or deny a request to expunge one's conviction look to see what the conviction was for, how long ago was the conviction, what the person who was convicted has done since the conviction and the reasons for the desired expungement.


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