Petition to Seal Record of Arrest Pursuant to Penal Code section 851.91, Granted for Our Client!

Our client recently hired our office to attempt to seek post-conviction relief (i.e., Seal his Record of Arrest) on the criminal case that he had been convicted of in 1991.

Earlier this year, we were able to successfully vacate and dismiss our client’s matter involving a conviction for violating Health and Safety Code section 11352, “Sale or Transportation for Sale of Controlled Substances," a felony that he suffered in 1991. Pursuant to Penal Code section 1473.7, the conviction was vacated and subsequently dismissed.

Despite the relief and dismissal of his case, the record of his arrest would remain visible as an "arrest" on our client's Department of Justice Criminal History record and the docket entries would be available for the public to see at the county criminal clerk’s office. According to Penal Code section 851.91's provisions, since this conviction was vacated and, thus, did not result in a conviction, our client now qualifies to have the record sealed. A motion to seal is an excellent remedy in order to have the “cleanest” criminal record available given his circumstances.

The judge accepted our client's request to have the record of his arrest sealed in accordance with Penal Code section 851.91 at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Courthouse in Downtown LA! This offense and arrest have been permanently sealed and are now not readily available to the public at large!