GBDH Obtains Dismissal of Prior Conviction for Pro Bono Client Repeatedly Denied Employment Following Criminal Background Checks

March 1, 2016

In cooperation with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, William Jhaveri-Weeks of GBDH filed a petition for a pro bono client in Sacramento Criminal Court seeking dismissal of a prior criminal conviction.  The client had repeatedly been turned down for employment following criminal background checks.  The petition was granted on February 25, dismissing the conviction and improving the client’s prospects for future employment.