Having Your Records Sealed
Under new laws you might have the right to have your arrest record sealed. If the Bakersfield District attorney didn't file charges and the statute of limitation has passed the court can order your recorded sealed.
You can have your records sealed and destroyed if you were wrongly arrested, but not convicted of a crime. The sealing of the records will result in the destruction of police reports, booking photographs, fingerprinting, and overall record of the arrest. You can pursue getting
your records sealed by getting a certificate of factual innocence. Be advised that:
• Petitioning the court to have your record sealed is almost always contested. The burden of proof is very high. You will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that no reasonable person would believe that you are guilty. However, new laws have been enacted to make this process easier. Contact us today in Bakersfield for a free consultation.
• You should always consult with a highly capable attorney who can assist you in presenting your case in the strongest light possible.