Important Consumer Alert
The Law Firm of Richard Glen Boire has been practicing expungement law and post-conviction relief since 1990. During those 20 years, we've seen many expungement "businesses" come and go. Recently, however, a number of especially dangerous web sites have sprung up that claim to "erase your conviction" for an unreasonably low low price. Be Careful!
5 Important Things To Consider
When Retaining An Expungement Attorney:
1) Make Sure You're Retaining an Attorney - Not a "Get Rich Quick" Business
A number of the new expungement web sites are run by internet business people, not by licensed attorneys. A number of these are not even based in California (for example a business currently called "ClearMyRecord" has a fancy web site claiming low low prices and guarantees, but takes 8 weeks to start the process, operates out of Kentucky, and has many complaints filed against it. See also complaints alleged against: Removeit.org, Expungement Assistance Services, Hard2Hire, and EAS. Other fly-by-night expungement web sites are staffed only by a paralegal, or use a toll-free number to mask the fact that they aren't even located in California!
Check RipOff Report before you start your expungement. (Search by name of company.)
If you expect privacy, it's very important that you hire an experienced attorney, not just a business person. The attorney-client privacy privilege applies only when you retain a lawyer.
When you retain our law firm, your expungement is handled by Richard Glen Boire, an experienced California expungement attorney with 20 years experience and a national reputation for expungement success. It's all we do. We have offices in Los Angeles and in Davis (just outside of Sacramento). [Verify Mr. Boire's 1st Class California Bar Status.]
2) Make Sure Your Attorney is Experienced & Has a Reputation for Success
Don't retain a second-rate lawyer with hardly any experience. He or she may quote you a low price or "beat all other prices," but cheap often comes at an unexpected cost. (See Tip 3 below.)
Mr. Boire received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), one of the top 10 law schools in the nation. He has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, and hundreds of other newspapers and magazines. We invite you to verify his Bar number 148189 with the California State Bar Association, and compare his record and experience with any other lawyer you may be considering. An expungement will change your life - this is an important legal event that only an expert and experienced attorney should handle.
3) Don't Trust your Future to the Lowest Bidder
Would you pick your doctor by calling the cheapest one in town? Any doctor or lawyer who competes based on price is downright dangerous. He or she will cut corners to save a nickel, and compromise your future to make a buck. Don't gamble your future on a fly-by-night expungement business that does everything as quickly and cheaply as possible and just returns your money once they lose. (See Tip 4 below.)
Second, be aware that those "low low prices" have a funny way of increasing once you've made your first payment. With our law firm, you can count on the price we state. Our prices never contain any hidden costs or surprise fees. In fact, we provide every client with a written agreement that states the exact price for handling your expungement, and spells out exactly what you can expect from us.
4) Don't Be Blinded By a "Money-Back Guarantee"
Any expungement web site that offers a money-back guarantee to all visitors is rolling the dice with your future. What good is a money-back guarantee if they lose your case and destroy your future at the same time? Yes, you get your money back, but you'll be right back were you started - but even worse. We know, because we've dealt with many clients who came to us after an expungement business wasted their time, and messed up their future. Your future is worth the extra cost of a great attorney.
With our law firm, we give you an honest evaluation of your case, and we work tirelessly to win every single case. Our success record and our reputation speak for themselves. We are proud of our reputation for success, and the hard work we've put in over the past 20 years. We've changes thousands of lives for the better, and we want to change yours.
5) Experience + Trust + Hard Work = Success
When you retain our law firm, we prepare a complete, thorough, and professional expungement petition. We don't just file a photocopied form and cross our fingers. We prepare a professional legal petition based on your case and your life, and we appear at the court hearing to argue your case and reply to any objections by the prosecutor. (You never have to go to court -- we handle it!) We've had tremendous success with this method.
If we used shady business practices like some of the fly-by-night expungement business that have popped up lately, we would never have survived for 20 years. We'll be here for another 20 years, long after the latest group of web sites have come and gone. We've been here for thousands of happy clients, and we'll be here for you. That's something you can count on!
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