How to Expunge Records in Alameda County Courts
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Contrary to popular belief, records of criminal convictions in Alameda County are not expunged automatically with the passage of time, but require the filing and granting of a Petition for relief in 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.
Under certain circumstances, a felony conviction can be reduced to a misdemeanor.
We have successfully expunged a large number of criminal records in Alameda County in all Court locations. The procedure can take from 6-12 weeks depending upon the Court, the complexity of the case, and how old the conviction is.
Fees are reasonable, and include the petitions, court appearance, filing fees and research. You will not need to appear in Court.
Alameda County Courts are fairly generous about granting expungement petitions, and are reasonably well informed on the law, and the rights of petitioners.
Please give us a call to discuss your case and the specific facts of your matter; that consultation is free. 800 495-2819.
A California criminal expungement is a legal process that petitions the 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 then allows the petitioner to withdraw their plea or finding of guilt, enter a new "not guilty" plea, and orders the case dismissed.
You will receive a copy of the Court Order when your case is complete.
ALAMEDA COUNTY COURT LOCATIONS:
Rene C. Davidson Alameda County Courthouse
1225 Fallon St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse
661 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94612
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