Question: Is it possible to have a non-violent federal felony expunged?

Answer: I handle California State expungements not federal expungements, so my answer here is not authority on the matter. At this time, it’s my understanding that expungements for federal convictions are for the most part only available if it was a simple possession charge and you were under 21 at the time of your arrest. This is not the case for felony convictions in California State, which I handle. As for Felony expungements, I know Congressman Steve Cohen introduced a bill called “Fresh Start” that if passed would allow for federal expungements in more circumstances. I believe the bill was introduced in June 2010, but I do not think it passed, but I am not sure what the status of the bill is at this point. I am checking in with my local congressman for an update on that bill though, and waiting for a response. Sorry I can not answer your question definitively at this time. If you had a California state felony conviction, I would be able to answer your expungement question with more authority. If you have additional questions, you can call me at 818-336-1384.
Phil Hache,
Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts