Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich client recently had his criminal record completely expunged with the help of experienced defense attorney, Hong K. Lyu. The client had previously petitioned the court to expunge his record relating to two misdemeanor charges, but the court denied the request as to one conviction for contempt of court. Hong K. Lyu helped the client convince the court that the client’s record should in fact be completely expunged.
“I believed that our client was worthy of relief and that he was unjustly denied the benefits of the law when his petition was not granted. Our client entrusted me to deliver the best possible results, so I acted to make good on that expectation,” said Mr. Lyu.
According to court record from Harbor Justice Center, the client initially sought to expunge his record of two misdemeanor convictions. The client had one conviction for corporal injury on a spouse under California Penal Code 273.5, and another conviction for contempt of court under California Penal Code 166. The client’s record was expunged relating to the charge of corporal injury on a spouse after he petitioned to the court to have his record expunged. However, the client’s petition to expunge his record of the conviction for contempt of court was denied because the court believed the client had been on probation when he incurred the conviction. As a result, the client faced the possibility of permanently having a misdemeanor conviction on his record, which could hinder his ability to pursue certain employment or state licenses.
After the client’s record was not expunged of his conviction for contempt of court, Mr. Lyu discussed the sequence of events with the client. Mr. Lyu then reviewed the client’s criminal record from the California Department of Justice according to court documents. He then created a timeline of events to test the court’s claim that the client had been on probation during the time he received the second misdemeanor conviction for contempt of court under California Penal Code 166. The timeline showed that the client was not in fact on probation during the time the conviction was incurred. In addition, the client’s probation violation was only a technical violation and not a new offense, although the court had alluded that the violation was a new offense.
Mr. Lyu drafted a declaration explaining the circumstances and timeline and attached the information to a new petition to have the client’s record completely expunged according to court record. He then submitted the material to the court. In the end, the court reversed the holding and expunged the client’s record of the misdemeanor charge.
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