Criminal Record Clearing

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

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

This guide only deals with criminal convictions obtained in California.

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

What you need to know in San Bernardino County.

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.

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Is there missing or incorrect info about your federal record?

General information on clearing your record in Sacramento County.

From the Sacramento County public defender's office.

How to seal away your juvenile record in the courts.

Reentry legal services for people with criminal records.

Clearing your criminal record in Napa County.

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.

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.

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

Up-to-date resource guides for counties around the state. provides resources and information about the criminal record expungement process. It also has more specific resources for residents of Butte county.