How Do I Get An Expungement Before My Probation Is Over For A DUI Conviction In California?
Obtaining an expungement prior to the completion of probation is a two-step process that requires requesting an early termination of probation as well as an expungement under Penal Code Section 1203.4. It is somewhat easy to accomplish this in some counties, and quite tough in others. For instance, if you are trying to get an expungement prior to the completion of probation in Marin County, then you will need to have a very compelling reason, such as an issue related to immigration or the inability to find a job. The district attorney’s office in most San Francisco Bay Area counties are willing to listen and grant these motions, but having a compelling reason is very important; without one, it’s almost impossible to obtain an expungement before the completion of probation.