Penal Code section 487(a) and Penal Code section 666 Felony Offenses Reduced to Misdemeanors and Dismissed Pursuant to Penal Code section 17(b) and Penal Code section 1203.4

In 1999, our client entered pleas to violating Penal Code section 487(a), “Grand Theft,” and Penal Code section 666. At the time that our client entered these pleas, he was placed on formal probation for three years and he was sentenced to serve either 90 days in jail or complete 90 days of CalTrans.

Subsequent to these convictions, our client attended the University of California at Los Angeles (“UCLA”) and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. Our client obtained fruitful employment with a hospitality management company and became a father. However, these felony convictions continued to hold him back from his full potential to succeed. Thus, our client contacted our office to attempt to help “clean” his record for employment purposes.

Our office gather documentation from our client and filed a motion with the court seeking to reduce the felony convictions to misdemeanors pursuant to Penal Code section 17(b). We also sought to dismiss the case pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4.

At the hearing on the motion, the court granted our request and reduced our client’s offenses to misdemeanors and then dismissed the offenses pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4. Now, our client’s criminal history record will look more attractive to employers potentially running a criminal background check for employment.

This is an outstanding result for our client!

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