Hesperia, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: What steps/proceeds can I do to obtain the legal forms for a criminal exemption/or an exspung to clear my record.

It happen back in 1980.

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David T Reagan

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  • Alameda, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I am not sure about a criminal exemption. Perhaps you could provide me more information. As to an expungement, also known as a dismissal under Penal Code section 1203.4, you can find the appropriate forms on the judicial council website, forms CR-180-181. http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm?filter=CR Check the box that you want the case dismissed, and the felony reduced if that is possible (needs to be a "wobbler" that could have been charged as a felony or a misdemeanor). If you had a prison sentence, you will need to bring a Certificate of Rehabilitation, not an expungement. Also, if you lost your original court documents and case number, go to the court clerk to request them, and if the court clerk does not have the information, you can consider making a request for your criminal record with the DOJ. http://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security Best of luck!

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