Inglewood Court – People v. G.H.
Client contacted our firm to expunge a 1979 conviction to misdemeanor DUI. Upon closer review, we learned our client was arrested for both VC 23152 (a)(b) DUI and PC 12020 felony possession of a dangerous weapon. Although the felony charge was dismissed through plea bargain, our client still had a felony arrest record for a charge he was factually innocent of. After El Segundo Police Department ignored our request to destroy the record of the felony arrest, a PC 1203.4 expungement petition was filed with the Inglewood Court and was eventually granted by the judge, dismissing the misdemeanor count. A separate petition for finding of factual innocence under PC 851.8 was filed on our client's behalf to seal and destroy his felony arrest record. After a 20 minute hearing, the judge agreed to grant our petition to destroy all record of the felony arrest and found our client factually innocent of the felony charge.