frequently asked questions:
Answer: NO. There are some violations that no matter what, the courts will not allow the cases to be dismissed. This includes DUI's and some sex offenses.
Answer: YES. However, there are a few exceptions here. If you apply with any government agency, or licensing, or do business with the California State Lottery, you must disclose your conviction, but you can add that your case was subsequently dismissed.
Answer: BOTTOM LINE - it needs to be checked out to see if your ENTIRE case has been dismissed - some courts only dismiss certain counts and leave others in place. Additionally on PROP 36 - you still need to petition the court. It is not done automatically.
Answer: In many instances, YES. Your prepared petition first asks the court to reduce your felony conviction to a misdemeanor, and then request that it be dismissed all together. This is done at the same time. Keep in mind that even if the judge will not reduce your conviction to a misdemeanor first, it can still be deemed dismissed.
Answer: Talk to your social worker to see if they will cover the costs associated with our services.
Answer: YES. We have gift certificates available for purchase.
Answer: YES. Prices vary from county to county. You should anticipate a filing fee between $60.00 - $120.00 per case.
Answer: Please call our office for pricing information.
These are just commonly asked questions. Every case is different - all it takes is a phone call to see if we can help you.
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