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Santa Rosa Expungement Attorney

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As a Santa Rosa criminal defense attorney , I walk my clients through the expungement process and do everything I can to help them get the clean record they deserve My name is Joe Bisbiglia, founding attorney of The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia. When you work with my firm, you can have confidence knowing your case is in experienced hands.

Clear your record and begin working towards a brighter future! Contact my firm today for a case evaluation.

Reasons to choose my firm:

  • 20+ years of experience
  • Thousands of cases handled
  • Proven results in and out of court
  • Phone case evaluations

When you have a criminal or arrest record, it can have seriously negative consequences on your life and your reputation. Unfortunately, even the smallest criminal charges or conviction can follow you around for the rest of your life. You could have difficulty securing a job, housing, or even going back to school. But what if there was an option for you to clear your record and basically have everything erased?

In order to obtain a dismissal, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are not on probation currently
  • You are not being charged with a different offense
  • You obtained early release or have successfully completed the probation process
  • You paid all reimbursements, restitution, and fines ordered by the court

Can you help with my case?

As a defense attorney, I know the devastating and long-lasting effects of a criminal conviction, and this is why I always encourage my clients to contact my firm as soon as possible after they have been charged. If you have met all the requirements for expungement and are ready to pursue a clean record, be sure to give my firm a call right away. I am more than prepared to work with you to get your record expunged.

How To Get An Expungement in CA

In California, a criminal record is not actually expunged. While expungement implies complete erasure, a more fitting term is “dismissal.” If you were convicted of an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony and were not sentenced to state prison, you can petition for a dismissal.

If you never received probation, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You were convicted of a misdemeanor or an infraction
  • At least one year has passed since your conviction
  • You are not currently serving another sentence
  • You are not being charged with another offense

You are still eligible for a dismissal if you received probation but did not get an early release or did not fulfill all the conditions of your probation, but the court will have full discretion over this.

Call Now for a Phone Consultation

When seeking employment, it can be detrimental to have to reveal that you have been convicted or charged with a crime. With an expunged or dismissed record, you can move forward with your life and enjoy a clean slate. You can truthfully answer “no” to potential employers who ask about your record!

While the process may seem complicated, you can have confidence knowing that my firm is on the job. Let me put my experience, insight, and legal understanding to work for you today!

Contact my office to arrange a phone consultation to discuss your eligibility!

Have Questions?

Criminal Defense FAQ
  • I am innocent—do I still need a criminal defense attorney?
    Yes! If you have been arrested there is a chance you may be convicted, even if you truly did nothing wrong. Having a Santa Rosa criminal defense attorney from The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia on your side can aggressively fight to protect you from false charges. An experienced attorney can make all the difference when standing up for you so your choice of representation is a very important one.
  • What is the difference between probation and parole?
    Parole takes place after a person has spent time in prison, whereas probation may be used as an actual alternative criminal sentence. Parole is usually used to monitor a person who has been released from jail. Probation is a criminal sentence for those convicted of lesser offenses.
  • How does the prosecution determine the charges I will face?
    The prosecution will look to convict you on charges they feel have sufficient evidence for a conviction. A case will typically be dropped if the prosecution feels that there is not enough evidence to reach a conviction. What constitutes enough evidence to the prosecutor is up to their discretion.
  • What is a grand jury?
    Grand juries are made up of individuals used to determine if enough evidence exists in order to take a case to trial. A grand jury will use witness testimony, documentation, and other evidence in reaching its determination. The grand jury will decide whether the case will go to trial in the end.
  • Will I be arrested for refusing to give police a statement?
    Exercising you right to silence cannot be used against you. You are protected from testifying against yourself by the Fifth Amendment. If a police officer is trying to intimidate you into giving a statement, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney immediately.


Read What My Clients Have Said About My Counsel
    “It felt like we had an advocate on our side and that support made all the difference.”

    When my son was unexpectedly arrested this year, I was fortunate to receive a recommendation to Mr. Bisbiglia. He readily agreed to meet my son, listen to his story, and represent him. Mr. Bisbiglia was professional in every encounter throughout the process, whether in his office or in the courtroom. He was conscious of the sensitivity of the subject matter and carefully weighed decisions based on his knowledge of the criminal justice system in conjunction with my son’s state of being. His expertise was invaluable. Mr. Bisbiglia’s poise in the court room comes from years of experience, knowledge, and rapport with parties involved. He helped us navigate what was a foreign process to us. I was especially impressed by the compassion he showed towards my son, treating him with dignity and respect. It felt like we had an advocate on our side and that support made all the difference. Mr. Bisbiglia was communicative and clearly committed to the best possible outcome for my son’s future. I would highly recommend him as a qualified, dedicated, and caring criminal defense attorney.

    “I highly recommend the Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia to any persons looking for a confident defense attorney.”
    “He is genuine and passionate about what he does and if you visit his official website you’ll see there’s a reason why he chose the profession he’s in. During my case, he was forthcoming and open about my options and made sure I was aware ”
    - Gilbert S.
    “Mr. Joe Bisbiglia is an outstanding professional.”
    “From the moment I contacted his office, I received timely, courteous and personal replies concerning every aspect of my DUI case. I was made to feel like a unique individual, not a faceless entity or case number.”
    - Joanna M.
    “I would recommend him to anyone if you are unfortunate to get a DUI.”
    “I got DUI in Santa Rosa and was recommended to use Joe. He gave a Flat fee of 2000 which was awesome compared to other lawyers who said a variable between 3500-5000.”
    - Rebecca K.
    “I have to shout to the world how grateful me and my family are to Joe Bisbiglia.”
    “Feeling hopeless and lost, Joe brought comfort for me and my family throughout our process of our business relationship. He kept us informed and was a beyond exemplary. Joe really knows his craft and also has a heart to boot.”
    - Gwenell S.
    “Mr. Bisbiglia is by far the best defense lawyer to work with in Sonoma County.”
    “His professionalism in representing me in my own personal case helped me during a time of turmoil and confusion. He truly cares about what he does and was dedicated to making sure any and all questions I had were answered in a timely manner.”
    - Ishii A.
    “BEST DEFENSE Lawyer in Sonoma county!!”
    “Joe works miracles literally my fiancé was for sure on his way to prison and he got him out of a prison twice!”
    - Ashley O.
    “His number one concern was that I was okay.”
    “I can’t express how grateful I am for Joe and his knowledge on domestic violence cases and restraining orders. Joe was always free to discuss any matters of the case I needed, and didn’t nickel and dime me through the process.”
    - Ashlee D.