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.

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

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

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.

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

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.

Reentry legal services for people with criminal records.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

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

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.

This guide only deals with criminal convictions obtained in California.

How to seal away your juvenile record in the courts.

Clearing your criminal record in Napa County.