You may need to contact the public defender or legal aid to determine your eligibility, get updates on your case, send documents, or ask general legal questions about record clearance.

If you don’t see your county listed here, you can also contact state-wide legal aid organizations. If you need legal help for immigration purposes, you can contact legal help for non-citizens.



Alameda

Alameda Public Defender Contact Information

The Alameda County Public Defender’s Office helps eligible people with criminal record remedies.

Website

https://www.acgov.org/defender/services/cleanslate.htm

Phone number

510-268-7400 (ask to speak with a Clean Slate Attorney)

Mailing address

312 Clay Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607

 

East Bay Community Law Center

East Bay Community Law Center helps people with arrests or convictions in Alameda County.

Website

https://ebclc.org

Email

info@ebclc.org

Phone number

(510) 548-4064

Mailing address

1950 University Ave Ste 200, Berkeley CA 94704


If you do not want to contact the Public Defender in Alameda County, you can contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the Alameda area:

Bay Area Legal Aid

Bay Area Legal Aid helps people with arrests or convictions in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties.

Website

https://baylegal.org/what-we-do/stability/reentry/reentry-self-referral-form

Phone number

(510) 663-4744

Mailing address

1735 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612


Contra Costa

Contra Costa Public Defender Contact Information

The Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Contra Costa County.

Website

https://www.cocopublicdefenders.org/clean-slate

Email

cleanslate@pd.cccounty.us

Phone number

(925) 335-8150

Mailing address

800 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA 94553


If you do not want to contact the Public Defender in Contra Costa County, you can contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the Contra Costa area:

Bay Area Legal Aid

Bay Area Legal Aid helps people with arrests or convictions in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties.

Website

https://baylegal.org/what-we-do/stability/reentry/reentry-self-referral-form/

Phone number

(510) 663-4744

Mailing address

1735 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612


Fresno

Fresno Public Defender Contact Information

The Fresno County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Fresno County.

Website

https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-defender/how-to-clean-up-your-record

Email Address

cleanslate@co.fresno.ca.us

Phone number

(559) 263-8915

Mailing address

2135 Fresno St # 100, Fresno, CA 93721


Los Angeles

Los Angeles Public Defender Contact Information

The Los Angles County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Los Angles County.

Website

https://pubdef.lacounty.gov/

Phone number

(213) 974-2811

Airport office: mailing address and phone number

11701 South La Cienega Blvd., Suite 530, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310) 727-6200

Alhambra office: mailing address and phone number

150 West Commonwealth Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801, (626) 308-5324

Appellate office: mailing address and phone number

590 Hall of Records, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, (213) 974-3002

Bauchet office: mailing address and phone number

429 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 974-6581

Bellflower office: mailing address and phone number

10025 East Flower Street, Fourth Floor, Bellflower, CA 90706, (562) 804-8083

Burbank office: mailing address and phone number

300 E. Olive Ave., Suite 105, Burbank, CA 91502, (818) 557-3537

Chatsworth office: mailing address and phone number

9425 Penfield Ave., Chatsworth CA 91311, (818) 576-8850

Clara Shortridge Foltz Justice Center office: mailing address and phone number

210 W. Temple St., 19th Flr, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 974-2811

Compton office: mailing address and phone number

200 W. Compton Blvd., Ste. 800, Compton, CA 90220, (310) 603-7271

Downey office: mailing address and phone number

7500 Imperial Hwy., Ste. 224, Downey, CA 90242, (562) 803-7130

East Los Angeles office: mailing address and phone number

4848 Civic Center Way, 3rd Flr, Los Angeles, CA 90022, (323) 780-2064

Eastlake office: mailing address and phone number

1601 Eastlake Ave., Suite 2, Los Angeles, CA 90033, (323) 226-8998

El Monte office: mailing address and phone number

11234 E. Valley Blvd, Suite 113, El Monte, CA 91731, (626) 575-4174

Glendale office: mailing address and phone number

600 E. Broadway, Suite 170, Glendale, CA 91206, (818) 500-3561

Inglewood office: mailing address and phone number

One Regent St, Suite 304, Inglewood, CA 90301, (310) 419-5249

Lancaster office: mailing address and phone number

42011 4th Street West, Ste 2570, Lancaster, CA 93534, (661) 974-7400

Lomita office: mailing address and phone number

24340 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717, (310) 534-6228

Long Beach office: mailing address and phone number

George Deukmejian Courthouse, 275 Magnolia Ave, Suite 2195, Long Beach, CA 90802, (562) 247-2500

Metropolitan office: mailing address and phone number

1945 S. Hill St., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90007, (213) 744-4121

Norwalk office: mailing address and phone number

12720 Norwalk Blvd, Ste 109, Norwalk, CA 90650, (562) 345- 3900

Pasadena office: mailing address and phone number

300 E. Walnut St., Suite 311, Pasadena, CA 91101, (626) 356-5481

Ponoma office: mailing address and phone number

300 S. Park Ave., Suite 900, Pomona, CA 91766, (909) 868-6400

San Fernando office: mailing address and phone number

900 Third Street, San Fernando, CA 91340, (818) 898-2440

Santa Clarita office: mailing address and phone number

23747 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355, (661) 253-7262

Sylmar office: mailing address and phone number

16350 Filbert Street, Sylmar, CA 91342, (818) 364-2133

Torrance office: mailing address and phone number

3655 Torrance Blvd.. Torrance, CA 90503, (310) 543-4300

Van Nuys office: mailing address and phone number

14400 Erwin Street Mall, 10th Flr, Van Nuys, CA 91401, (818) 374-2350

West Covina office: mailing address and phone number

1427 West Covina Parkway, West Covina, CA 91790, (626) 813-3460


If you do not want to contact the Public Defender in Los Angeles County, you can contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the Los Angles area:

A New Way of Life

A New Way of Life helps people with arrests or convictions in Los Angeles County.

Website

https://anewwayoflife.org/legal-clinics/

Email

INFO@ANEWWAYOFLIFE.ORG

Phone Number

323.563.3575


Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Neighborhood Legal Services of LA has offices in Glendale, El Monte, and Pacoima.

Website

https://nlsla.org/services/clean-slate/

Phone Number

800-433-6251


Community Legal Aid SoCal

Community Legal Aid SoCal helps people with arrests or convictions in Orange and Los Angeles County.

Website

https://www.communitylegalsocal.org/

Phone Number

(714) 571-5200


Marin

Marin Public Defender Contact Information

The Marin County Public Defender’s Clean Slate Program helps people with arrests or convictions in Marin County.

Website

https://www.marincounty.org/depts/pd/clean-slate

Email

cleanslate@marincounty.org

Phone number

(415) 473-6321

Mailing address

3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 127 San Rafael, CA 94903


If you do not want to contact the Public Defender in Marin County, you can contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the Marin County area:

New Beginnings Law Center

New Beginnings Law Center helps people with arrests or convictions in Marin County.

Website

http://nblawcenter.org/

Phone number

(415) 459-2000

Mailing address

1000 4th Street, Suite 875, San Rafael, CA 94901


Nevada

Nevada Public Defender Contact Information

The Nevada County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Nevada County.

Website

https://www.mynevadacounty.com/630/Expungement

Email address

publicdefender@co.nevada.ca.us

Phone number

(805) 654-2201

Mailing address

109 North Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959


If you do not want to contact the Public Defender in Nevada County, you can contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the Nevada County area:

Legal Services of Northern California

Legal Services of Northern California helps people with arrests or convictions in Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Tehama, Trinity, and Yolo counties.

Website

http://lsnc.net/office/auburn

Email

cleanslate@legalaid.org

Phone number

(530) 470-8562

Mailing address

101 Providence Mine Road, Suite 106 D, Nevada City, CA 95959


San Diego

San Diego Public Defender Contact Information

The San Diego County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in San Diego County.

Website
https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/public_defender/fresh_start.html

Email
Fresh.Start@sdcounty.ca.gov

Phone number
619-338-4721

Mailing address
451 A Street, Ste 900, San Diego CA 92101


If you do not want to contact the Public Defender in San Diego County, you can contact contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the San Diego area:

San Diego Clean Slate Clinic

The San Diego Clean Slate Clinic helps people with arrests or convictions in San Diego County.

Website

http://www.sd-csc.org/

Email

sdreentryclinic@gmail.com

Address: San Diego

South Metro Career Center, 4389 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113

Address: North County

County Live Well Building, 649 W. Mission Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025


Free to Thrive

Free to Thrive supports human trafficking victims with the expungement process in San Diego County.

Website

https://www.freetothrive.org/

Phone Number

619-693-6361 or 619-354-8247 (Español)


San Francisco

San Francisco Public Defender Contact Information

The San Francisco County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in San Francisco County.

Website

https://sfpublicdefender.org/services/clean-slate/

Phone number

415-553-9337

Mailing address

555 7th st. San Francisco, CA 94103


San Joaquin

San Joaquin Public Defender Contact Information

The San Joaquin County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in San Joaquin County.

Website

https://www.sjgov.org/department/pubdef/clean_slate

Email

cleanslate@sjgov.org

Phone number

(209) 468‐2460

Mailing address

102 S. San Joaquin Street, Room 1, Stockton CA 95201


Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Public Defender Contact Information

The Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Santa Barbara County.

Website

https://www.countyofsb.org/defender/home.c

Email

webmaster@publicdefendersb.org

Santa Barbara Office phone number

(805) 568-3470

Santa Barbara Office mailing address

1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Maria Office phone number

(805) 346-7500

Santa Maria Office mailing address

312-P East Cook Street Santa Maria, CA 93454

Lomoc Office phone number

(805) 737-7770

Lomoc Office mailing address

115 Civic Center Plaza Lompoc, CA 93436


Santa Clara

Santa Clara Public Defender Contact Information

The Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Santa Clara County.

Website

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/pdo/cases/pgms/Pages/expungement.aspx

Email

lani.virostko@pdo.sccgov.org

Phone number

(408) 535-4290

Mailing address

120 West Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110


Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Public Defender Contact Information

The Santa Cruz County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Santa Cruz County.

Website

https://www.scdefenders.com/clean-slate-program

Email

cleanslate@scdefenders.com

Phone number

(831) 535-6471

Mailing address

2103 North Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


If you do not want to contact the public defender in Santa Cruz County, you can contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the Santa Cruz area:

Watsonville Law Center

Watsonville Law Center helps people with arrests or convictions in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties.

Website

http://www.watsonvillelawcenter.org/

Email

cleanslate@legalaid.org

Phone number

(831) 722-2845

Mailing address

315 Main Street, Suite #207 Watsonville, CA 95076


Solano

Solano Public Defender Contact Information

The Solano County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Solano County.

Website

https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/pubdefender/solano_county_fresh_start.asp

Email

freshstart@solanocounty.com

Phone number

(707) 784-6700

Mailing address

675 Texas St Suite 3500, Fairfield CA 94533 or 355 Tuolumne St Room 2200 Vallejo 94590


If you do not want to contact the Public Defender in Solano County, you can contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the Solano area:

Legal Services of Northern California

Legal Services of Northern California helps people with arrests or convictions in Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Tehama, Trinity, and Yolo counties.

Website

http://lsnc.net/office/vallejo

Email

cleanslate@legalaid.org

Phone number

(707) 643-0054

Mailing address

1810 Capitol Street, Vallejo, CA 94590


Sonoma

Sonoma Public Defender Contact Information

The Sonoma County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Sonoma County.

Website

https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Public-Defender/

Email

expungements@sonoma-county.org

Phone number

(707) 565-2791

Mailing address

600 Administration Drive, First Floor-Room 111, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


Stanislaus

Stanislaus Public Defender Contact Information

The Stanislaus County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Stanislaus County.

Website

http://www.stancounty.com/publicdefender/expungements.shtm

Email

Freshstart@stancounty.com

Phone number

(209) 525-4200

Mailing address

1021 I Street, Suite 201, Modesto, California 95354


Ventura

Ventura Public Defender Contact Information

The Ventura County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Ventura County.

Website

https://vcpublicdefender.org/expungements/

Phone number

(805) 654-2201

Mailing address

800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009


If you do not want to contact the Public Defender in Ventura County, you can contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the Ventura area:

California Rural Legal Assistance

California Rural Legal Assistance helps people with arrests or convictions in Kern, Fresno, Imperial, Madera, Modesto, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Ventura, and Yuba.

Website

crla.org

Phone Number

(805) 483-8083

Mailing Address

338 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030


The Self-Help Legal Access Center (SHLAC) of the Ventura County Superior Court

SHLAC is a part of Ventura County Superior Court that provides resources to people with arrests or convictions in Ventura County.

Website

http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/self-help.html


Yolo

Yolo Public Defender Contact Information

The Yolo County Public Defender’s Office helps people with arrests or convictions in Yolo County.

Website

https://www.yolocounty.org/government/general-government-departments/law-justice/public-defender/record-mitigation-and-community-reintegration-clinic/expungement

Email address

recordmitigation@yolocounty.org

Phone number

(530) 406-4565

Mailing address

814 North Street, Woodland, CA 95695


If you do not want to contact the Public Defender in Yolo County, you can contact one of the following legal aid organizations that serve the Yolo County area:

Legal Services of Northern California

Legal Services of Northern California helps people with arrests or convictions in Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Tehama, Trinity, and Yolo counties.

Website

https://lsnc.net/office/woodland

Email

cleanslate@legalaid.org

Phone number

(530) 662-1065 or (916) 447-5798

Mailing address

619 North Street Woodland, CA 95695


State-wide legal help

Root and Rebound

Phone Number: (510) 279-4662

Address: 1610 Harrison Street, Ste. E-East, Oakland, CA 94612

Email: info@rootandrebound.org

Other languages served: Español

Legal help for non-citizens

Immigration Advocates

If you are not a US citizen and have questions about the immigration consequences of your criminal record, visit this California directory of nonprofit immigrant legal services organizations: https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/legaldirectory/

California Judicial Council’s Spanish language self-help page