Criminal Record Clearing

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

This guide only deals with criminal convictions obtained in California.

Up-to-date resource guides for counties around the state.

Reentry legal services for people with criminal records.

Criminal record expungement means, that the defendant (you) is permitted to withdraw the plea of guilty, or that the verdict of guilt be set aside; and a plea of not guilty be officially entered and the court dismisses this action.

Under Proposition 47 the following crimes committed in the state of California are now misdemeanors: Simple drug possession, Petty theft under $95, Shoplifting under $95, Forgery under $95, Receipt of stolen property under $95, and Writing a bad check under $95.

General information for the Sacramento Superior Court.

How to seal away your juvenile record in the courts.

Is there missing or incorrect info about your federal record?

From the Sacramento County public defender's office.

Clearing your criminal record in Napa County.

This instructional packet includes: (1) Petition for Dismissal with instructions. (2) Order for Dismissal with instructions. (3) Sample California criminal record report. (4) Petition and Order for dismissal forms to file with the Court. (5) Court Fee waiver information and form.

What you need to know in San Bernardino County.

These resources help explain legal rights of and restrictions for people in reentry.

StartingOverStrong.com provides resources and information about the criminal record expungement process. It also has more specific resources for residents of Butte county.