The Alameda County Probation Department supports legislation intended to allow our clientele to get their records expunged. A defendant can apply to be Released from Penalties, pursuant to Penal Code 1203.4. The California Penal Code allows some defendants that meet certain requirements to file a petition for dismissal/expungement.
Expungement could include getting a qualified felony reduced to a misdemeanor, pursuant to Penal Code 17b. The court, upon application, may reduce certain felony convictions to a misdemeanor.
There is no cost to apply for Reduction to a Misdemeanor, Penal Code 17b and Released from Penalties, Penal Code 1203.4. Information on how to get started is listed below.
Clean Slate services for Alameda County can be found at:
Alameda County Public Defender (510) 268-7400; firstname.lastname@example.org
East Bay Community Law Center (510) 548-4040; email@example.com
Joint Alameda County Clean State Clinic with Public Defender & EBCLC:
North County – Oakland Public Defender’s Office (Thursdays 9am – 11am)
545 4th Street, Oakland, CA
East County – Dublin Public Defender’s Office (Wednesdays 9am – 11am)5149 Gleason Dr., #C155, Dublin, CA 94568