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Expungement in Alameda County Courts

How to Expunge Records in Alameda County Courts

Alameda County is the heart of the "Silicon Valley" and home to many large tech companies. Hiring is very competitive, and jobs carry high salaries. To have every competitive edge in the hiring process, expungement of your record is very important.

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. Under certain circumstances, a felony conviction can be reduced to a misdemeanor. Contrary to popular belief, records of criminal convictions in are not expunged or cleared automatically with the passage of time, but require the filing and granting of a Petition for relief in Court.

All expungement cases in Alameda County are now handled in the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland. A court hearing is usually set, although you need not attend- we handle it for you. The procedure usually takes 8-12 weeks. The Courts here give a lot of deference to the probation officer's report, so getting the proper information in the original filing package is very important.

All legal work is done by an Attorney with 25 + years legal experience and more than 4000 successful expungement cases.

Alameda County Courts are fairly generous about granting expungement petitions, and are reasonably well informed on the law, and the rights of petitioners.

You will receive a copy of the Court Order when your case is complete.

Please give us a call to discuss your case and the specific facts of your matter; that consultation is free. 800 495-2819.


  • Rene C. Davidson Alameda County Courthouse
    1225 Fallon St.
    Oakland, CA 94612

  • Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse
    661 Washington Street
    Oakland, CA 94612

  • Berkeley Courthouse
    2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704

  • George E. McDonald Hall of Justice
    2233 Shoreline Drive
    Alameda, CA 94501

  • Hayward Hall of Justice
    24405 Amador Street
    Hayward, CA 94544

  • Fremont Hall of Justice
    39439 Paseo Padre Parkway
    Fremont, CA 94538

  • Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice
    5672 Stoneridge Drive
    Pleasonton, CA 94588


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 800 495 2819 or contact us through our site for a FREE Attorney consultation. We ONLY practice California Expungement Law, and have handled more than 4000 California expungement cases over the past 25 years.