This case highlights how criminal convictions can negatively impact potential educational or employment opportunities.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich client recently had his criminal record expunged of prior convictions for driving on a suspended license, unlawful use of a license, and smoking with a minor present in a vehicle. After successfully getting his record expunged, the client was accepted to the respiratory therapist program of his choice, which had previously denied his admission because of his prior convictions. The client was represented by experienced San Bernardino criminal defense attorney, Andrei F. Lapine of Wallin & Klarich.
“This case highlights how criminal convictions can negatively impact potential educational or employment opportunities.” said Mr. Lapine.
According to court records from San Bernardino Superior Court, in May 2011, the client was convicted of driving on a suspended license under California Vehicle Code section 14601.1(a), unlawful use of a license under California Vehicle Code section 14610.1, and smoking with a minor present in the vehicle under California Health and Safety Code 118948. At the time, the client pled guilty to all charges and did not have an attorney to represent him. After he was convicted the client was placed on three years of informal probation set to expire in May of 2014.
In 2012 the client sought to pursue a career in the medical field and applied to a respiratory therapist program at the school of his choice according to court documents. After he applied the school conducted a criminal record check and discovered the client’s former convictions. As a result of his convictions, the client was denied admission to the respiratory therapist program and was told that in order to have his application reconsidered he needed to have the criminal charges expunged from his record.
According to court documents, the client sought out the assistance of Mr. Lapine in order to expunge his record. The client provided Mr. Lapine with a detailed explanation of the negative impact his convictions had on the admission process. Mr. Lapine then filed a motion to expunge the client’s record and to terminate his current probation period. The client also provided Mr. Lapine with outstanding character reference letters, which Mr. Lapine presented to the judge to show that motions should be granted. The motions to expunge the client’s record and to terminate the probation period early were granted exactly one month from the day that the client retained the help of Mr. Lapine.
After getting the convictions expunged, the client not only cleared his record of any criminal convictions, but he also was subsequently accepted into the respiratory therapist program that had previously denied his admission.
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