Should my brother get an expungement? 5 Answers as of July 05, 2011

My brother was convicted of 273.5 misdemeanor back in 1999 can he become an EMT or pursue any medical career? He was convicted and completed all his mandatory counseling, probation, and paid all his fines. He is still married to the victim and never had an incident since, his case was also expunged, can he become an EMT pursuing firefighter career? If not how can he make this go away so he can regain his life back? What are the chances of him getting a pardon letter from the governor of California? Can his military background help him?

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Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
Anyone convicted of a serious offense who completes probation should seek an expungment. You should be aware however that for some licensed positions or professions expunged convictions can still be considered and it may be necessary to demonstrate that he is rehabilitated according to rules and regulations that exists for each licensed profession. You may need an attorney specializing in this area to assist you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/5/2011
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
The only thing he needs to do is expunge the conviction, which by now he is eligible (unless he is on probation for another case or have another criminal matter currently pending). Contact an attorney to file the petition for you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/29/2011
Law Office of Tracey S. Sang
Law Office of Tracey S. Sang | Tracey Sang
So he DID already receive an expungement? This should be enough for him to be able to pursue an EMT career. A pardon is complicated, expensive, and rare and not what is needed for a misdemeanor conviction. Feel free to call if you are not sure whether the conviction has already been expunged.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/29/2011
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Anyone that is qualified SHOULD. Many felony, misdemeanor and infraction convictions can sometimes be 'expunged' from criminal records by proper application and Petition to the court, but only if there was no felony prison time sentenced whether served or not, and if it was not for certain listed Sexual and Domestic Violence crimes, and if all terms of sentencing and at least one year of probation are completed, and if there are no new charges pending.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/29/2011
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
Sounds as if brother has obtained an expungement. You only get one. Might want to try and get a certificate of rehabilitation. You should consult an attorney about that.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/29/2011
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