California Criminal Record Resources

California Adult Criminal Record


Arrest Only

If you have an adult criminal record involving an arrest only, California allows the expungement/sealing of those adult criminal records.

If you were arrested and released, you may be able to clear the arrest from your California criminal record.

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Conviction or Other Disposition

If you have an adult criminal record involving a conviction or other disposition, California allows the expungement/sealing of some of those adult criminal records.

If you were convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony in California, you may be able to clear your criminal record.

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California Juvenile Criminal Record


Not Adjudicated

If you have a juvenile criminal record and you were not adjudicated, California allows the expungement/sealing of those juvenile criminal records.

If you were arrested and released without charges being filed, you may be able to clear the arrest from your criminal record.

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Adjudicated

If you have a juvenile criminal record and you were adjudicated, California allows the expungement/sealing of some of those juvenile criminal records.

In California, most juvenile adjudications may be sealed after a 5 year waiting period upon petition after jurisdiction is terminated or after you reach 18.

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California Certificate of Rehabilitation, Pardon & Other Relief

If you are not eligible to have your California criminal record expunged/sealed, you still may be eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, Pardon or other relief.

In California, the power to pardon is held exclusively by the Governor.

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