Jeffrey S. Barry
1880 Century Park East
Los Angeles, California 90067
Telephone: (213) 973-3279
Facsimile: (310) 734-1809
Firm: Easy Expunge by the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Barry
What is expungement?
Expungement is the process of filing a motion with the court to request that your criminal conviction(s) be dismissed. It is also referred to as filing a Petition for Dismissal.
What will a dismissal do?
After you use our services to have all of your convictions dismissed, you will be able to:
1. Apply for private-sector job. In most cases, private employers may not ask you about any convictions that you have had dismissed under Penal Code Section 1203.4. When you apply for a job in the private sector, in most cases you do not have to disclose a conviction if it was dismissed or expunged. Certain exceptions apply, so it is a good idea to speak with our criminal record expungement specialists today to be sure of what you need to tell potential employers.
2. Apply for a government job or license. You MUST tell a government employer or licensing board that you have been convicted of a crime, but you will also tell them that the conviction has been dismissed. With certain exceptions, government employers in California are required to treat you the same as if you had never been convicted of a crime.
A dismissal will NOT allow you to own a firearm before you would otherwise be allowed to do so. Also, a dismissed conviction can still be treated as a â€œpriorâ€ offense and may increase your punishment if you are convicted of another crime. Your driving privileges may be affected. If you are required to register as a sex offender, you have to make a different motion to the court (but we can help you with that, too). Also, a dismissal does not make you eligible to hold public office if your conviction otherwise prohibited you from holding public office.
Do I need to hire an attorney?
No. You can file the motion on your own, but why risk making a mistake? You may also have to go to court to explain why your motion should be granted. When a petition is filed, you have to pay a fee to the court â€“ sometimes as much as $150. If you make a mistake and your motion is denied, you will not receive a refund. If you hire us, we will review your criminal record before filing the motion to make sure that you are eligible. If you are not eligible, then you do not pay us. Once we file the motion, we handle everything else â€“ we will contact the District Attorney, the Court, and make the court appearance so you do not have to.
How much will an expungement cost?
We charge a flat-fee and you do not pay unless we confirm that you are eligible to file the motion. Other attorneys charge by the hour and send you a bill for thousands of dollars whether you are eligible to file the motion or not. We do not do that. Call today for a quote. If you have more than one conviction in the same county, then we will offer a discounted rate.
Jeffrey S. Barry, owner of the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Barry, is an experienced attorney. He will personally handle your expungement petition. Formerly an intern with the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, California and the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mr. Barry is experienced with the criminal justice system and will be able to consult with you, prepare your expungement petition, and personally oversee the entire process. He will represent you in court and communicate with the District Attorney on your behalf.
Mr. Barry is a native of Los Angeles. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, with honors, from The Ohio State University. He received his law degree, with honors, from Boston University School of Law in 2006. Following law school, he was an associate at an international law firm in Boston, Massachusetts before returning home to Los Angeles and starting his own practice in 2008.
Courts around the state have seen an increase in the number of petitions for expungement, so call today for a free consultation.
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