updated 2/3/2011 10:17:13 AM ET 2011-02-03T15:17:13

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer Shawn F. Matian, Esq., and Daniel Moaddel, Esq., recognize that everyone makes mistakes, but assert that even after a criminal conviction, there's a possibility to redeem one's image. As criminal defense attorneys whose practice area includes expunging criminal records, Matian & Moaddel continue to help many clients to either reduce or expunge criminal records and explain that expunging criminal records can improve the quality of life.

Expungement of Criminal Records in California

As Matian & Moaddel explain on their website, criminal records cannot be removed, but depending upon the situation, records can be reduced or dismissed.

Felony violations that qualify can be reduced to misdemeanors. This reduction is very important after a conviction and/or jail time, as many employers will have policies preventing them from hiring convicted felons. When a record is reduced to a misdemeanor, the individual in question can no longer legally be considered an "ex-felon". One example is a DUI; felony DUIs can often be reduced later to misdemeanors.

When people convicted of misdemeanors or felonies have their records expunged, this means that they can answer "no" when asked if they have ever been convicted of that crime. Once a record has been successfully expunged by a Los Angeles criminal attorney, individuals have no legal obligation to reveal their convictions.

About the Lawyers

Both Mr. Matian and Mr. Moaddel have a passion for helping people get a second chance after a criminal conviction. In the case of Mr. Matian, this passion shows in his multiple public speaking engagements on radio stations, at high schools, churches, and at inner city events. For Mr. Moaddel, this passion shows in his involvement in local government, which has given him a unique perspective on viewing issues as the government does. The two lawyers' relentless drive to help their clients has led to a success rate of over 95%.

To learn more about the advantages of expunging criminal records or to seek help from these lawyers, call (877) 634-9529 or go to their office at 145 S. Fairfax Ave. Suite 304 in Los Angeles, CA 90036, or you can just visit their website http://www.expungecriminalrecordca.com .

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