Petition for Factual Innocence Granted After Questioning
Petition for Factual Innocence
My client was arrested for battery. Client doesn't want any arrest record because he holds a professional license. We file a petition for factual innocence. We get our day in court. Now, we are like the second case that gets called. This is a packed courtroom. I am out of county (Solano) and the judge doesn't know me. The judge, a scholarly type, asks me about 3 minutes (felt like 5 minutes) of legal questions about why he should grant the petition. A new question followed each satiating response. Finally, the judge pauses, grants the petition, and I feel like we won the Super Bowl.