Alameda County expungement attorney.
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 Fremont, Hayward, and Oakland are all currently being heard in Oakland at the Wiley J. Manuel Courthouse. With years of experience practicing criminal defense and record clearance in Alameda County, the Law Office of David Reagan can provide quick, affordable, and effective services for expungement petitions, early termination of probation, and reduction of felonies to misdemeanors.
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, but does in most cases require a hearing in front of a judge where the 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 petitioner has earned the expungement. For that reason, the Law Office of David Reagan is always well prepared with knowledge of the facts of the case to argue the compelling need for a dismissal. Hearings are scheduled about 4 to 6 weeks from the date of filing, and only in exceptional circumstances, like impending deportation, would there be justification an earlier hearing date. All fines and fees should be paid before the hearing.
In Alameda County, the courts will permit early termination of probation and reduction of a felony to a misdemeanor under the right circumstances. For those currently on felony probation, the adult probation department will either support or decline to support early termination of probation or reduction of a felony to a misdemeanor based on the facts of the case and person’s conduct on probation. If probation supports the petition, it is likely to succeed. If not, the judge will need to be convinced. In cases at the Fremont Hall of Justice and Wiley Manuel Courthouse not involving adult probation, the district attorney decides whether to support early termination of probation. The important factors, as in felony cases, are the number of prior convictions, conduct on probation, and facts of the case.
At the Law Office of David Reagan, we have years of experience representing clients for all types of record cleaning procedures in Alameda County. Should you need a free consultation to determine your eligibility, feel free to contact our office.
Oakland criminal defense attorney David Reagan uses his passion for social justice to overturn wrongful convictions, fight serious charges at trial, and clean all types of criminal records in the Bay Area.
"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.
Law Office of David Reagan
725 Washington Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone (510) 506-9061
Fax (510) 259-9379
Additional office located at:
210 North Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
by David Reagan