California law allows a defendants in a criminal case to expunge as record if they have successfully fulfilled their conditions of probation and stay out of trouble. Many people would like to go a step further and remove or seal the case thereby erasing any record. This is difficult to do.
There is a process to seal and destroy an arrest record if the person is found to be factually innocent by a Court of law. In order to accomplish this result the person cannot be found to have pleaded guilty or no contest and cannot have been convicted in court.