Post Conviction/ Expungements/
There are many issues that arise after someone has pled,
or been found guilty in court, that require an
experienced attorney. Many times people are not able to
meet the previous orders of the court and require
sentence modifications or extensions in time for them to
fulfill their obligations. It is always better to retain
an seasoned criminal defense attorney, especially in
conservative Orange County, to go in for you to request
sentence modifications or extensions. Most people are
not able to successfully articulate what has caused them
not to meet their obligations, or why they need a
modification, and quite often make matters worse on
themselves by angering a Judge who can find you in
violation of probation and increase your punishment.
An outstanding post conviction lawyer like Steven K.
Bloom, knows each and every Judge in Orange County. In
order to obtain your post conviction request, you have
to know your audience and how to persuade them. Many
Judges dislike people making excuses and if you come
across like you are just making excuses, it will not go
well with the Judge. Other Judges are more compassionate
but have other strong views that you want to avoid.
Attorney Steven Bloom knows what motivates each Judge
and know what, and what not, to say to get the results
you wish to achieve on your post conviction issue.
Expungements fall under Penal Code Section 1203.4 and,
if granted, will result in the court vacating your
conviction and dismissing your case. The Judge must find
that the individual has successfully completed
probation, or had probation terminated early, has met
all his court obligations and has remained crime free
during that time. The expunging of ones record can be a
very valuable tool in most cases, as it will legally
allow you to declare that you were not convicted of said
crime upon filing an application for most everyday jobs.
Attorney Steven K. Bloom has successfully filed and had
granted countless expungements for all types of cases.
Warrants are issued by the court for many reasons. Often
times, the court will issue a warrant for individuals
that fail to appear at their court date, or fail meet an
order of the court, such as miss a payment to the court.
When these types of things occur, the court will issue a
"Bench Warrant." If an individual is found by the police
to have a bench warrant, the police will take them into
custody and house them in their local jail until they
transport them to court to address the court.
In order to have a "bench warrant" cleared. The
individual, or an attorney retained by the individual,
must go to the court issuing the bench warrant and have
the clerk send the case to the Duty Judge. The Duty
Judge will listen to why the individual was in violation
of the court order which caused the warrant to be issued
and usually adds on more punishment as a result.
Unless you have years of experience, it is never a good
idea to walk into court without excellent legal
representation. People go to court with the best of
intentions, but then the Judge will ask them a question
that they unknowingly answer incorrectly and make
matters worse for them. Your freedom is worth hiring an
experienced lawyer like Steven Bloom, and knowing things
will get done right.