How Long Does a Criminal Expungement Take in Los Angeles, California?
In recent times, especially based on new laws in California around expungements and sealing records (e.g. SB-731), we’ve gotten a lot of questions about how long it takes to get criminal charges in California expunged and thought it would be helpful to share our thoughts in this blog post.
First and foremost, it’s important to note that some expungements can take 90-120 days however others may take longer due to a wide range of factors: If the particular courthouse your case is being heard in is overloaded – for example the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Downtown LA – the type of crime you have on your record, and so much more.
Secondly, it’s good to see that the laws are progressing and California is giving people who made mistakes or were wrongly convicted in the past the ability to show they’ve progressed, have a family, solid job, and simply want to move forward in their lives without things from years ago haunting them. This is just one example of the types of expungement cases we get on a regular basis in Los Angeles and throughout neighborhoods across Southern California (Beverly Hills, Burbank, Glendale, Inland Empire, Orange County, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, etc.).
And most importantly, if you have any questions related to getting your criminal record expunged we offer free consultations and are only a call away: (310) 246-9550