Get Your California Criminal Record Rap Sheet
Request Your Own Criminal Record from the Department of Justice
They will have your criminal record’s information for the entire state of California. Make sure you follow the directions for requesting your criminal record carefully. You can also contact them by telephone at: 916-227-3400
Request for Live Scan Service: Form No. BCIA 8016RR
Be sure to check the box for “Record Review, ” fill out all your personal information and take the completed form to any Live Scan site for fingerprinting services. To find the Live Scan site nearest to you, click here.
FBI Rap Sheet
FBI website with instructions and forms. Order this if you have multiple criminal records in California and another state.
California Criminal Record Sealing Forms
Petition to Seal and Destroy Adult Arrest Records (PC 851.8) (with instructions)
County-Specific Record Sealing & Fee Waiver Forms
Ventura County Superior Court: Expungement Financial Data Sheet re: Ability to Pay Costs of Services (Form VN 188)
Note: At the time you file the Petition and Order for Expungement in the Ventura County Superior Court, you will also be asked to submit this form. A judge will review the form to determine whether you have the ability to pay the $60 to reimburse the court for the cost of services rendered. If you file more than one expungement request at the same time, an additional $25 per case could also be imposed to reimburse the court for the additional cost of services rendered. The court will automatically impose reimbursement of the cost of services rendered if this form is not submitted for review.
California Expungements in a Nutshell
California Arrest Records & Employment
California Labor Code section 432.7 says that an employer cannot ask someone applying for a job for information about an arrest or detention that did not end in a conviction. Also, an employer cannot ask about a referral to or participation in any diversion program. An employer is also not supposed to look for any record of arrest (from any source) that did not end in a conviction. If this information comes to the employer’s attention anyway, the employer cannot use that record as a factor in hiring, promoting, or terminating that person. But this same code section says that the employer may ask an employee or someone applying for a job about an arrest for which he or she is out on bail or released on his or her own recognizance pending trial. A conviction, for purposes of this code section, includes pleas, verdicts, or findings of guilt.
Free California Resources
The mission of the Los Angeles Black Worker Center is to increase access to quality jobs; reduce employment discrimination; and improve industries that employ Black workers through action and unionization.
PVJOBS works to place at-risk youth, adults, veterans and students in career-track employment in the construction and other industries.