Criminal Conviction Relief

A criminal conviction is one of the most stressful and challenging life events a person can face. That is why it is important to know that the legal process does not end with a criminal conviction. Often, there are many options for post-conviction relief.


At the Law Office of Jesse A. Arana we are experts in the various legal remedies that release a person from the consequences and penalties imposed under a criminal conviction.

Examples of post-conviction reliefs

  • Petition to reduce a felony conviction to a misdemeanor
  • Petition to reduce a misdemeanor conviction to an infraction
  • Petition to dismiss a criminal conviction from your criminal record - "expungement"
  • Motion to withdraw guilty plea because you were not advised of the potential immigration consequences
  • Motion to withdraw guilty plea after successfully completing a DEJ or Prop. 36 program
  • Motion to withdraw guilty plea because of ineffective assistance of counsel