IN PERSON: Cleaning Your Criminal Record: Where You Begin

Friday, March 29, 2024: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 2024: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A criminal record can prevent a person from accessing employment, housing, and other important opportunities – even if it involves a minor offense or something that happened long ago. Fortunately, many California state court criminal convictions can be cleaned from your record. Although “expungement” is not available in this state, California law does provide many of the same benefits through reduction and dismissal of old or minor convictions. In this class, learn what types of convictions are eligible, the process involved for different types of records, and resources available to help.

Class covers:

  • What it means to clean your criminal record in California (and what “expungement” means)
  • The process for petitioning to dismiss misdemeanor and some felony sentences
  • The process for petitioning to reduce felony sentences, and which felonies are eligible for reduction
  • Information and forms required for petitions
  • Resources for additional information and assistance

Class approved for Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education (CIMCE) credit.

Presented by: LA Law Library Reference Librarians

Registration fees: FREE - Reservation reserves spot

No legal advice: LA Law Library does not provide legal advice.  LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service.  The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons.  For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

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