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Expungements Attorney in Indio, CA

Have a conviction on your record that's limiting your rights or life?
Barry G. sands is here to help you get your record cleaned-up.


Barry Gerald Sands, Criminal Defense Lawyer Inc. has spent the decades assisting in the defense of people who have been charged with a full spectrum of crimes. In addition to his services as a criminal defense lawyer, Barry can assist you in cleaning up your past criminal record through the expungement or sealing of your criminal record. Barry Gerald Sands is a licensed/practicing attorney with over 20 years experience, who has successfully defended his clients in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases. He has also successfully expunged the records of many individuals.

Not all criminal records can be expunged and in order to assist you in making an informed decision whether or not to pursue expungement of your criminal record, we have provided the following information:

• What is an Expungement?
• What is the purpose of an Expungement?
• Do I need an Attorney?
• How long does an Expungement take?
• What is the cost?
• How can I get started?


An expungement, or sealing, of a criminal record is a short legal process that can clear criminal convictions from a person’s record. An expungement takes place when a legal action filed with the court in which the conviction occurred and a request is made to have the criminal conviction reversed, set aside or dismissed. This process applies to most misdemeanor and minor felony cases. There are alternative ways to set aside a conviction for serious felonies.

NOTE: Not all convictions can be expunged.


The purpose of an expungement is to clear a history of criminal charges (adult and juvenile), that might adversely affect your chances of employment or education.


Getting your record expunged can effect many factors in your life and it is advised that you seek the advice of an attorney with experience in such matters.

Barry Gerald Sands, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Inc. can offer the experience and guidance you need to determine if you can expunge past criminal convictions from your record and make a clean start in life. Click here to go directly to our on-line contact form, or call Barry toll-free anytime at 1-(877) BGS-CRIM [877-247-2746] for immediate assistance.


MISDEMEANORS: Most expungements for misdemeanors take between 2 to 4 weeks to complete from the time the application is filed. This does not include the time needed to research all records and process the application. The more prepared you are as to the information needed (dates, charges, court location, etc.) the quicker the application can be processed. If it is necessary to search the court records for information, it may take additional time.

FELONY EXPUNGEMENTS AND FELONY REDUCTIONS TO MISDEMEANORS: Most expungements of felony convictions generally take 4 to 6 weeks to complete from the time the application is filed. This is called a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Some felonies that cannot be expunged can be reduced to misdemeanors, this process also takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Again, this is based upon receipt of all of the pertinent information by our office. A court search of records for information will take significantly longer.

SEALING OF JUVENILE RECORDS: The average time required to have the records of a juvenile sealed, depending upon information received and court location, is 2 to 6 weeks.

DISCLAIMER: All clients and all cases are unique and the above time frames are approximate and are provided as a general guideline only. The information above does not constitute a promise by Barry Gerald Sands, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Inc. For additional information call or e-mail Barry Gerald Sands.


Misdemeanors $1,200 each (costs/fees included)*

Felonies $2,500 each (costs/fees included)*

Reduce Felony to Misdemeanor $1,000 each (costs/fees included)*

Research Case History $350 per case search; $75 per hour to obtain additional documents reflecting convictions or arrests

Additional Legal Services Fees for additional legal services will be quoted on a case by case basis

*Does not include case history r


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•Serving in all jails and counties in California.

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