Paul Denni

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

How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record?

If you have ever wondered “How long does a misdemeanor stay on your record?”, this article explains your rights concerning your criminal record in California. How long does a misdemeanor stay on your record, when NOT  expunged? When you are convicted of a misdemeanor, the Superior Court of California is required to report the conviction to …

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Felony Expungement – Facts and Tips for Getting a Felony Expungement

A felony expungement in California is a legal remedy that helps you ensure a criminal felony conviction will not harm you going forward. Under Penal Code 1203.4, the grounds for a California expungement, when you get a criminal conviction expunged you are freed from “all penalties and liabilities of the offense.” What this primarily means …

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Is a DUI a Felony?

When people ask, “Is a DUI a felony?”, this is really a question of the level of punishment involved. A non-civil (“criminal”) offense can have one of three classifications: An infraction A misdemeanor, or A felony Each of these labels indicates what type of potential punishment is involved. An infraction is an offense punishable by …

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What GC Services Isn’t Telling You About Your Los Angeles Traffic Ticket

Being Hassled by GC Services? If you got a traffic ticket in Los Angeles County but failed to appear in court, you may have received threatening phone calls or letters from GC Services. GC Services is a collections agency that collects on unpaid traffic tickets for the Los Angeles County Superior Court (as well as …

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Expunged Misdemeanor: How and Why to Get Your Misdemeanor in California Expunged

An “expunged misdemeanor” means the court granted you a dismissal of a past criminal conviction on your criminal record – in particular, a misdemeanor offense. A misdemeanor offense refers to a criminal offense that is punishable by fines, and/ or jail time – but no prison time. A felony offense, conversely, is a criminal offense …

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