For individuals who have previously been arrested but not convicted of a crime, the option to have your records sealed is now available!
In relation to Penal Code Section 851.87, another provision has been added. Penal Code Section 851.91 states that those who have completed the pre filing diversion program and have not been convicted, have the right to petition for a sealed record. When a record is sealed, it cannot be accessed by the general public. This means that your arrest and all records related to your arrest will no longer exist during a background check. Therefore, employers, landlords, and other members of the public cannot access these records. In fact, you can legally deny your arrest once your case is sealed. After your petition is served with the court, a judge must order your case to be sealed before anything can take effect. But, once the judge grants your request, you will be in the clear to the public eye.
If you are looking to get your records sealed, contact our office today! Pat Carey can assist you.