Paul Denni

Paul Denni is the Founder and Managing Attorney at California Legal Defense, Inc. He blogs about legal issues affecting his clients.

Can a Felony be Expunged? 5 Vital Tips for Clearing Your Felony

If you have asked yourself the question “Can a felony be expunged?”, you are probably concerned with one or more of the following goals: Applying to a university; Obtaining licensure for a job in California; Advancing in your job, or finding better employment; Restoring your gun rights; and/ or Removing the stigma of being a …

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Misdemeanor Record: How to Find Your Record and Clear It

If you have a misdemeanor record, or think you may have one, this can cause fear and anxiety – particularly when you are applying for an educational or employment opportunity. The good news is that you may be eligible for an expungement to clear your misdemeanor record. As a California record clearing attorney, I’ve been fortunate to be …

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Penal Code 17b: The 5 Most Important Things You Should Know

Under Penal Code 17b, a California court has the power, under certain circumstances, to reduce your felony conviction to a misdemeanor. This can be extremely powerful to create future opportunities for your business, employment, and personal freedom. Below I discuss the 5 most important things you should know about obtaining this relief in court. 1.  …

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Becoming a Real Estate Agent: Don’t Let Your Criminal Record Stop You

You may be wondering why an attorney is blogging about becoming a real estate agent. First of all, I am a licensed real estate broker and realtor in California and have personally been through the process of becoming a real estate agent. Although the real estate market can at times be volatile due to being …

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Failure to Appear Attorney – Get Help in Criminal Court and Traffic Court

What is a Failure to Appear Attorney? A failure to appear attorney is an attorney who can help you if you’ve failed to appear in traffic court or criminal court. When that happens, a bench warrant will be issued. Also, a failure to appear can place a VC 40509.5 hold on your driver’s license, which can …

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DMV Abstract

What is a DMV Abstract? A DMV abstract is a method to clear a “hold” on your driver’s license. A DMV 40509.5 hold is a hold that is placed on your driver’s license because you failed to appear in traffic court. The DMV abstract is the traffic court’s method of notifying the DMV electronically that the hold …

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Prop 47: Top 3 Things You Should Know about Reducing Your Felony

As a California Prop 47 attorney, I help my clients remove hindrances caused by past criminal convictions. Part of the process of clearing your criminal record may include a variety of legal options such as: early termination of probation; expungement; felony reduction to misdemeanor (Prop 47); felony reduction to misdemeanor (Penal Code 17b). Proposition 47 …

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