What to do if I filed for a expungement but just got a letter from the court stating that it was granted but I was denied a reduction from a felony to a misdemeanor?

What does this mean and will my felony show up on a background check for jobs?

Asked on June 10, 2014 under Criminal Law, California


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You don't need to do anything because according to the letter from the court, the felony was expunged from your record.  Therefore, it should not appear on a background check.

Since your objective was to have the charge expunged, the fact that it was not reduced to a misdemeanor does not change the fact that the felony was expunged.

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