DUI arrests don't always lead to convictions in court. Police officer mistakes, faulty breathalyzers and crime lab errors may get your charges reduced or dismissed. Visit our California DUI page to learn more.
We also know that President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to speed up deportations has many immigrants to America worried about their future in this country–particularly those with deportable crimes or inadmissible crimes on their record.
Unfortunately, like many common forms of relief in California, a governor’s pardon will probably not eliminate the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction.
This is because federal immigration law does not recognize post-conviction relief that it considers “rehabilitative.” “Rehabilitative relief” includes governor’s pardons–as well as more common forms of relief like Penal Code 1203.4 PC expungement of criminal records.
A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.