We are often contacted by potential clients who want to get their record expunged under PC 1203.4, but who believe it isn’t possible for one of more reasons. Often it is because they violated their probation. Expungement law is an area in which there seems to be a fair amount of bad information out there. It […]
Am I Eligible For PC 1203.4 Expungement Even If I Violated Probation?
Mar 24 , 2019
A Los Angeles Expungement Can Be a Game Changer
Dec 4 , 2018
More of our clients than ever are seeking a Los Angeles expungement. Of the eight million Californians living with an old criminal conviction, their prior conviction has a long lasting impact. Technically, in California the processes informally known as expungement is called a “petition for dismissal,” (it is also known as a 1203.4 motion.) Through a […]
Should I answer questions from the FBI?
Nov 6 , 2018
I’m frequently asked by clients whether they should answer questions from the FBI local detectives or any other police agency. The simple answer to that question is absolutely, positively, hell no! While it’s a crime to lie to the FBI, that doesn’t mean that you have to talk to them. You should never talk to […]
Am I Eligible For An Expungement?
Sep 27 , 2018
Clients often ask us whether they are eligible for an expungement, and how to have a past conviction expunged from their record. Changes in the law and technology means that a background check is a reality for all sort of important situations, such as promotions, professional licenses, immigration, Global Entry and TSA precheck. Expungement eligibility […]
New Location for Beahm Law
Sep 21 , 2018
Beahm Law’s San Francisco office is now located in the heart of the SoMa District (South of Market for the out-of-towners), at 877 Bryant St. We’re excited about the new space and the central location (across from the courthouse), and we think you’ll like it, too.
What is Reckless Driving? (CVC 23103)
Jul 2 , 2018
In California, under California Vehicle Code Section 23103, “a person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving,” which is a misdemeanor.
Questioning Dan Abrams
Jun 27 , 2018
Spring kicked into gear with Avvo’s Lawyernomics conference in Las Vegas. Check out my interaction with legal pundit Dan Abrams. He thinks the justice system is tilted in favor of the defendant. What do you think?
Apr 9 , 2018
Beahm Law’s San Francisco office is now located in the heart of the Embarcadero, at 463 Broadway between Kearny Street and Montgomery Street. We’re excited about the new space, and we think you’ll like it, too!
What Does an Expungement Do in California?
Jan 6 , 2018
These days, people want a clean record more than ever. However, few understand the options available and how expungement law works. That’s why I am often asked: “what does an expungement do in California?” An expungement (actually know as a “petition for dismissal”) is a granted by motion under California law, typically via Penal Code, […]
Could the Portuguese Drug Policy Model Work Here?
Dec 6 , 2017
Click here for the audio version of this article Lisbon is very similar to its sister city, San Francisco—right down to the cable cars and a virtually identical version of the Golden Gate Bridge. However, Portugal has a radically different drug policy than the US. As an attorney who deals with drug policy on a […]