Alameda County expungements
The Law Office of David Reagan represents clients through Alameda County in expungement cases. Alameda County has five different courthouses, two in Oakland, and one in Hayward, Fremont, and Pleasanton. Expungement petitions for convictions from all of the Alameda County courthouses are currently being heard in Oakland at the Wiley J. Manuel Courthouse. With years of experience practicing law in Alameda County, the Law Office of David Reagan can help our clients obtain an expungement, early termination of probation, reduction of a felony to a misdemeanor, sealing of an arrest record, and many other clean record petitions. .
There are some unique features of filing motions to dismiss under Penal Code section 1203.4 (expungements) in Alameda County. For example, the court does not require a fee to file a petition to dismiss. However, unlike some counties, hearings in open court are set for every expungemnet petition. This is a hearing in front of a judge where the Alameda County district attorney will have a chance to object to the expungement petition if the conditions for dismissal have not been met. Even if the district attorney objects, the judge can grant the motion if the judge feels the person has earned the expungement. We prepare each case diligently to ensure that it has the best chance for success.
With respect to early termination of probation, the Alameda County Superior Court will usually permit early termination of probation and reduction of a felony to a misdemeanor after two thirds of the probation term have been served, although in exceptional cases it may be terminated earlier. The important factors for early termination of probation are the number of previous convictions, the person's conduct on probation, and facts of the conviction (i.e. was the BAC really high in a DUI or was there an injury).
The Law Office of David Reagan has years of experience representing clients for all types of record cleaning procedures in Alameda County. Contact our office for any questions about expungements, motions for early termination of probation, certificates of rehabiliation, petitions to seal, or reduction of a felony to a misdemeanor.
About David Reagan
A Bay Area native and top graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, Mr. Reagan uses his passion for justice to clean all types of criminal records.
"Mr. Reagan handled my court isuses in such a professional manner and had his briefs prepared so well that the Judge in Superior Court of Alameda County gave him kudos in "open court " That was the first time I have ever seen or heard of that happening. It made me very proud to be his client." -J.
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Oakland, CA 94607
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