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If you want to read about our probation modification, expungement and petition for factual innocence cases, please click on the case summaries below to read a detailed description of each case.

  1. Palos Verdes Estates, Statutory Rape, Conviction Expunged

  2. Torrance, Early End of Probation, Evading & Resisting Arrest

  3. Rancho Palos Verdes, Three Drug Convictions Expunged

  4. Long Beach, Domestic Violence (PC 273.5) Conviction Expunged

  5. Compton, Grand Theft (PC 487), Conviction Expunged

  6. Alhambra, Battery, Early End of Probation & Expungement

  7. Alhambra, Fight in Restaurant, PV 241, Convictions Expunged

  8. Compton, Health & Safety Code 11351 Conviction Expunged

  9. Hermosa Beach, Visa Problem in Canada, Expungement of DUI

  10. Westminster, Second Time DUI, Probation Terminated Early

  11. Torrance, Man Up for Promotion, 3 DUI Convictions Expunged

  12. Torrance, 12 Convictions (Drugs, DUI) for One Man Expunged

  13. Torrance, DUI, Probation Ended Early & Expungement

  14. Redondo Beach, Probation Ended Early & Expungement, DUI

  15. Harbor City, Sex Offense with a Minor, Conviction Expunged

  16. Manhattan Beach, Probation Ended Early & Expungement, DUI

  17. Torrance, Shoplifting at Kohl's, Probation Ended Early

  18. Van Nuys, PC 243(c) Conviction Expunged, Client a Realtor

  19. Torrance, Grand Theft, Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor

  20. Torrance, Domestic Violence, Probation Ended Early & Expunged

  21. Petition for Factual Innocence (PC 851.8) Granted

  22. Torrance, Domestic Violence, Probation Ended After One Year

  23. Torrance, Indecent Exposure (PC 314(1)), Conviction Expunged

  24. Whittier, Wet Reckless, Probation Ended Early & Expungement

  25. Torrance, Statutory Rape (PC 261.5), Conviction Expunged

  26. Hermosa Beach, Client Unable to Work in Canada, Expungement

  27. Redondo Beach, DUI, Probation Ended Early & Expungement

  28. Hermosa Beach, PC 415, Probation Ended Early & Expungement

  29. Long Beach, VC 23103, Probation Ended Early & Expungement

  30. Murietta, Wet Reckless, Probation Ended Early & Expungement

  31. Airport Courthouse, Modification of Probation & Expungement

  32. Redondo Beach, Modification of Probation & Expungement

  33. Compton, Withdrawal of Plea From 2004, Deportation Averted

  34. Metro Court, Early Termination of Probation, Expungement

  35. Bellflower, Wet Reckless, Probation Ended Early, Expungement

  36. Compton, DUI, Petition for Factual Innocence Granted

  37. Mohave, Expungement of Failure to Appear Conviction

  38. Bellflower, Expungement of 28 Year Old Conviction for PC 476

  39. Torrance, Prostitution Conviction Expunged From 1999

  40. Bellflower, Shoplifting, Early End to Probation, Expungement

  41. Metropolitan Courthouse, Early End of Probation, Expungement

  42. Torrance & Metropolitan Courts, Expunge 2 Overlapping DUI’s

  43. Early End to Probation, Canadian Work Visa Issues Solved

  44. Ridgecrest DUI, Early Termination of Probation, Expungement

  45. Torrance DUI, Early Termination of Probation & Expungement

  46. Defrauding an Innkeeper, Probation Ends Early, Expungement

  47. Fontana, DUI Conviction for RN Candidate Expunged

  48. Client Living in New Mexico, Bench Warrant, Torrance Case

  49. Torrance, Felony Government Code 1090 to Misdemeanor, 1203.4

  50. Compton DUI, Early Termination of Probation and Expungement

  51. Torrance, Expungement so DUI Client Can Volunteer at VA

  52. Palos Verdes Estates, Early End to Probation & Expungement

  53. Torrance, Conviction for H & S § 11357, Prop 47, Expungement

  54. Pasadena, Early Termination of Probation & Expungement

  55. Inglewood, Shoplifting Resolved as Trespassing, Expunged

  56. Airport Courthouse, DUI, Early Termination of Probation

  57. Pasadena, DUI Conviction for Refusal to Submit, Expungement

  58. El Segundo, Domestic Violence, Probation Ended Early

  59. Torrance, Felony Drug Offense Conviction from 1975 Expunged
  60. Torrance, 4 Counts Receiving Stolen Property, Expunged
  61. Redondo Beach Expungement of Infraction for Violating PC 415
  62. Redondo Beach DUI Conviction Expunged, Client Age 26
  63. Van Nuys, Expungement of Felony Possession Conviction
  64. Compton Prostitution Conviction Expunged Penal Code § 1203.4
  65. Santa Clarita Court, Expungement of P.C. 273.5(a) Conviction
  66. Torrance DUI, Resolved As Public Intoxication, Expunged
  67. San Fernando Courthouse, Expungement of PC 236 Granted
  68. Felony Possession of Pot, Reduced to Misdemeanor, Dismissal
  69. Gardena, First-Time DUI, 11 Year-Old Conviction, Expunged
  70. Palos Verdes, Felony Domestic Violence, Early End to Probation
  71. Torrance, Vehicle Code § 14601.2(a) Conviction Expunged
  72. Downtown LA, Grand Theft, $57,100, Reduced to Misdemeanor
  73. Hermosa, Expungement of DUI and 415 Infraction, Same Day
  74. Pomona, Expungement of Battery Conviction for PhD Recipient
  75. Long Beach, Early End to Probation & Expungement, PC 25850
  76. Redondo Beach, Early Termination of Probation & Expungement
  77. Statutory Rape (PC 261.5(d)) Reduced to Misdemeanor Expunged
  78. Torrance Felony 273.5 Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor, 1203.4
  79. Glendale, Felony PC § 459 to Misdemeanor, Prop 47, Expunged
  80. Compton, 1999 Grand Theft (PC 487(a)) Conviction Expunged
  81. Second-Time Shoplifting, Torrance, Conviction Expunged
  82. Airport Courthouse, Expungement of 2008 DUI Conviction
  83. 2007 DUI, Metro Courthouse, Bench Warrant, Expungement
  84. Long Beach, Felony Conviction Down to Misdemeanor, Expunged
  85. Long Beach, Second-Time DUI (VC 23152), Conviction Expunged
  86. Long Beach Expungement of Solicitation of Prostitution
  87. Santa Ana, Prop 47 Petition for Resentencing, PC § 459
  88. Torrance DUI, Expunged, Client Seeking Real Estate License
  89. Inglewood, Felony Possession of Cocaine,  PC 1203.43 Applied
  90. Prop 64 Motion to Reduce Felony Drug Sales, Downtown LA
  91. Airport Courthouse, Expungement of Conviction for VC 23103
  92. Expungement of Attempted Statutory Rape Conviction, Torrance
  93. Pasadena Hit & Run, Probation Early Termination, Expungement
  94. Torrance, Expungement for Petty Theft of $462 in Goods
  95. Hermosa Beach Public Intoxication, Misdemeanor Expunged
  96. Airport Court, 2015 DUI (0.15% BAC) Conviction Expunged
  97. Inglewood Expungement of 2001 DUI, Immigration Issues
  98. Expungement of Vehicle Code 1460.1.1(a) Conviction Inglewood
  99. Expungement Granted in the Interest of Justice, Inglewood
  100. Torrance, Fix Arrest Record Not Sealed by Judicial Diversion

Anyone who reads more than one or two of the above summaries will realize that it is far more difficult, especially recently, to modify probation early so as to end it, particularly in certain types of cases.

Expungement, or more properly described as a petition for dismissal (nowhere in any California statute is the word “expungement” used), is far easier. As long as a person is qualified, the judge must grant the petition. If probation has been successfully completed or is terminated early, and the defendant is not then serving a sentence, on probation, or charged with any offense, relief must be granted. People v. Hawley (1991) 228 Cal.App.3d 247, 249, 278 Cal.Rptr. 389.

In other words, a defendant is entitled as a matter of right to the benefits of Penal Code § 1203.4 upon a showing that he or she has fulfilled the conditions of probation. People v. Chandler (1988) 203 Cal.App.3d 782.

This is based upon California Penal Code § 1203.4, which provides that in any case where a defendant has fulfilled the conditions of probation for the entire period of probation and probation has terminated and the defendant is not then serving a sentence for any offense, on probation for any offense, or charged with the commission of any offense, the court must, upon defendant’s application, set aside and dismiss the information. Penal Code § 1203.4, subdivision (a).

Any case is not all cases.  Expungement is not available in any case where one was sent to state prison or one was convicted of violating:

  • California Penal Code § 288 (lewd acts with a child);

  • California Penal Code § 286 (sodomy with a child);

  • California Penal Code § 288a (oral copulation with a child); or

  • California Penal Code § 261.5(d) (statutory rape when the defendant is 21 or older and victim is under 16).

In our experience, it is very rare to be convicted of one of the above four offenses and not be sent to state prison.

In contrast, a motion to modify probation in any way is addressed to the sound discretion of the court. California Penal Code § 1203.3, subdivision (a) provides that “[t]he court shall have authority at any time during the term of probation to revoke, modify, or change its order of suspension of imposition or execution of sentence.” See e.g., People v. Allen (1975) 46 Cal.App.3d 583, 588.

Therefore, we find that if one is seeking to have probation ended early, it can be smart to attend additional Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) classes or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) classes if such classes were part of the terms of probation.

Likewise, if one had to perform community service, it is smart to do more community service in exchange for a better deal from the court. After all, probation is a contract with the judge and to sweeten the contract, the party seeking the improved deal ought to give more to get a better deal.

In present times, many people are struggling to find work or get a promotion. It is this reality that judges often have not experienced, being longer term government employees. Judges are often skeptical or cynical of this situation or claim. District attorneys often also have a callous attitude toward such claims unless they have some real world experience struggling to find a job.

It is therefore wise not to make such employment difficulties the only basis for the request, as judges have surely heard such arguments before. There needs to be more to the request that distinguishes the motion from all others. We find it is best to provide concrete facts or specifics that the judge can maybe appreciate.

For more information about expungement, click on the following articles:

  1. Is Expungement Worth It?

  2. Expungement Not Available When Probation Terminated in Domestic Violence Case

  3. Trial Court That Denied Expungement Because Petitioner Given a Five Year Joint Suspended Sentence Is Reversed on Appeal

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