Legal Studies Program Offers Expungement Clinics

September 26, 2019

The Legal Studies program at American River College invites the community to a series of expungement clinics designed to help residents of the Sacramento region clear or reduce their California criminal record. The clinics will be held on six different Saturdays in 2019-20. Volunteer attorneys from the Sacramento legal community - including the Wiley Manual Bar Association, the Cruz Reynoso Bar Association and the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento - will be present to answer questions and review applications.

The clinics are open to the general public as well as ARC students, faculty, and staff. The clinics will only serve individuals with criminal convictions obtained in California. The clinic will not address convictions from other states, the military or the federal government.

Each clinic will be held in Portable 609A on the main ARC campus from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Clinic dates are:

September 7, 2019

October 5, 2019

November 2, 2019

February 1, 2020

March 7, 2020

April 4, 2020

Attendees will need to bring a copy of their California rap sheet. It takes about two weeks to request a rap sheet. Individuals can visit https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/record-review for more information on rap sheets. The clinics are free but attendees will need to purchase a $2 daily campus parking permit. 

Other states, the military, and the federal government may have similar procedures, but you must check with them to find out what is required.

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