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San Francisco Expungement Law Attorney

Clear Your San Francisco Criminal Record

We have successfully expunged many criminal records in San Francisco Courts. The Attorney handling all our expungements has 20+ years criminal law practice, including extensive courtroom and trial experience.

SF Judges are very reasonable about granting expungement petitions even with probation violations, if the proper facts are submitted to the Court. They are well informed on the law and the rights of petitioners. They are excellent in granting reductions to misdemeanor status. San Francisco County has a large volume of criminal cases, but still manges to process expungement petitions (not a priority for any court) pretty quickly.

Contrary to popular belief, records of criminal convictions in San Francisco are not expunged automatically with the passage of time, but require the filing and granting of a Petition for relief by the Court.

Misdemeanor and felony convictions can usually be expunged. Once relief has been granted, you can honestly answer "no" to a question regarding criminal convictions in many circumstances.

Our fees are reasonable, and include the petition, court hearings, filing fees and research. You will not need to appear in Court.

The expungement procedure can take from 8-12 weeks depending upon the Court, the complexity of the case, and how old the conviction is. Some delays can occur as this is a large county with limited resources dedicated to expungement processing.

An Expungement is a legal process that asks the San Francisco Court to review a conviction to determine:

  • If probation was successfully completed, or, if no probation was granted, a year has passed since the conviction;
  • That all fines, restitution and reimbursement ordered by the court has been paid;
  • That the petitioner is not now on probation for another offense;
  • That the petitioner has no new pending cases;

The Court allows the petitioner to withdraw their plea or finding of guilt, enters a "not guilty" plea, and orders the case dismissed. You will receive a copy of the Court Order when your case is completed.

San Francisco Criminal Court Locations:

  • Hall of Justice Building, 850 Bryant St. (between 6th and 7th streets)
  • Civic Center Courthouse, 400 McAllister St.
  • Community Justice Center, 575 Polk St.

Free Consultation- San Francisco County Courts: 800 495 2819


Hall of Justice Administration

Court Administrator - Claire A. Williams (415) 551-4004

Court Manager, Criminal Division - Cindy LaFranca (415) 551-0652

Court Manager, Criminal Courtroom Clerks - Mark Culkins (415) 551-0350

Criminal Operation Court Staff

Court Supervisor, Criminal Support - Shannon Martin (415) 551-0665

Court Supervisor, Criminal Records - Telicia Lewis (415) 551-0684

Court Interpreter Supervisor - Julie Abusharkh (415) 551-0654

Court Supervisor, Comprehensive Collections Unit - AnaMaria Birdsong (415) 551-8576

Court Supervisor, Criminal Master Calendar - Gia Espinocilla (415) 551-7572

Court Supervisor, Criminal Courtroom Clerks - Rani Edwards (415) 551-0352

Court Supervisor, Criminal Courtroom Clerks, Lesley Sadhu (415) 551-3616

Operational Units

Appeals, Felony (415) 551-0663

Appeals, Misdemeanors and Traffic (415) 551-0657

Archives (415) 551-0689

Bond Desk (415) 551-0691 or (415) 551-0675

DMV (415) 551-0683 or (415) 551-0673

Exhibits (415) 551-0678

Filings (415) 551-0651

Records (415) 551-0679

Subpoenaed Records (415) 551-0356

Record-Clear

We are a small firm that emphasizes personal attention, not a high volume of cases. Our fees are reasonable and competitive; you usually do not need to appear in court. Call or contact us through our site for a FREE Attorney consultation. We ONLY practice California Expungement Law.

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