How is a conviction dismissed?

Your attorney can help you with this process. Penal Code Sections 1203.4 and 1203.4(a) allows certain individuals who have successfully completed probation to petition the court for a certificate of rehabilitation, pardon, or dismissal. The petition will set the plea/verdict aside. The individual will still need to disclose the conviction when responding to direct questions in an application for public office, for licensure by any state or local agency, and for contracting with the California State Lottery.

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1. Back to Adult Probation Page
2. How does my incarceration effect my voting eligibility?
3. What is the difference between Court Probation, Summary Probation, Summary Court Probation and Formal Probation in adult matters?
4. I know my ex-husband is on probation with you. Can you tell me where he is so I can collect child support?
5. I know my neighbor is on probation. What can you tell me about him?
6. I have a child custody order that says my ex-husband must be drug tested before he can see the children. Will the Probation Department drug test him for me?
7. Where are the Adult Probation Offices located?
8. What is Probation?
9. What is a "suspended sentence"?
10. How do I find out who my Probation Officer (PO) is?
11. How long does probation last?
12. What does "search and seizure" mean?
13. Will my employer be notified?
14. Can a person convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence offense own a firearm?
15. Can a defendant live in a different County while being supervised on probation?
16. Can a defendant travel to a different state while being supervised on probation?
17. How is a conviction dismissed?
18. Can I get a copy of a probation report?
19. Can I get an early termination from probation?
20. Can I find out who is on probation?
21. What is the difference between adult probation and adult parole?
22. Can I get help for my mental health or substance abuse problem through Probation?
23. Who is doing the investigation on my case?
24. Why am I being referred to the Probation Department's Adult Division, Investigation Services?
25. Is probation required to follow plea bargain agreements negotiated by my attorney with the Court and the District Attorney's Office?
26. What do I need to bring to my pre-sentence interview?
27. Back to Adult Probation Page