Hard working and responsible members of our community have criminal records. But criminal records pose as a significant obstacle to getting an education, obtaining employment, and participating in civil life. Whether the offense was as a juvenile or adult, felony or misdemeanor, or if the sentence was a fine or time in prison, California offers ways for you to make it easier to “wipe the slate clean” and put the past behind you. Possible options may include expunging or dismissing a criminal conviction, sealing a record of arrest, obtaining a declaration of factual innocence, and procuring a certificate of rehabilitation and pardon. Please contact experienced California criminal defense attorney Alanna D. Coopersmith at (510) 628-0596 for a free consultation about ways to “wipe the slate clean” in your case.