Fill out this interest form to have your record expunged, and we will reach out with the next steps!
SB 731 was a bill that passed the CA State Senate and was signed into law in 2022, going into effect in 2023. It amended the California State Code 1203.4 and its subsections, to expand Record Cleaning eligibility to include felonies, and begin to automatically dismiss misdemeanor convictions.
- What is Felony Expungement?
Expungement is a legal remedy that amends the RAP (Record of Arrests and Prosecutions). It does two things: dismisses the conviction and seals the record. Felony Expungement is a discretionary process, meaning it is the decision of the judge whether to grant the petition for expungement.
- What Expungement services does ARC provide?
ARC provides education and recourses on Felony Expungement, provides a free Live Scan to obtain your RAP at our Legal Clinics, has an attorney analyze your RAP for eligibility, assists you in gathering Evidence of Rehabilitation and support Letters, and writes your Declaration. We then connect you to an attorney who will verify if your case needs representation, or if you are able to represent yourself in court. ARC will support you through the entire process, beginning to end, and ensure that there are minimal to no out-of-pocket costs for these services.
- What if I do not have a felony but a misdemeanor?
We have partnerships with incredible organizations across California that take all kinds of record-cleaning cases. We are happy to provide you with a direct referral.
- How can I get the process started?
You can get started one of two ways:
- By filling out the interest form here, getting a live scan, and emailing your RAP to [email protected] once it arrives by snail mail OR
- By attending one of our Expungement Clinics across the state of California, where we offer a presentation that walks you through the process, Free Live Scan—and mailing us your RAP once it comes in the mail.