Professional Licensing Defense California – Convictions, Expungements and Disclosure
California’s expungement statute is Penal Code section 1203.4.
That statute allows for the set aside and dismissal of prior convictions under certain circumstances.
Anyone with a prior conviction should contact expungement lawyer Jonathan Turner for a free consultation to determine whether they qualify for section 1203.4 relief. If section 1203.4 relief is granted by the court, the individual is relieved of most penalties associated with that prior conviction. For example, an expunged conviction no longer has to be disclosed on a job application. The exception to this rule is if you are applying for a license from a state or local agency. In that case, you must still disclose the expunged conviction. This means that if you are applying for a teaching credential, registered nursing license, day care license, psychology license, CPA license, attorney license, contractors license, brokers license, insurance license, etc… you must still disclose the conviction on your application for the license. If you fail to disclose the expunged conviction on a professional licensing application, this will be deemed an act of dishonesty and often lead to an investigation by the licensing board.
Administrative law attorney Jonathan Turner has handled dozens of licensing matters before the Board of Registered Nursing, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Insurance, the Board of Psychology, the Dental Board, etc… that revolved around the licensee’s failure to disclose an expunged conviction.
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