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SACRAMENTO COUNTY

Find out if your Sacramento marijuana conviction has been reduced or dismissed

Thousands of Sacramento County marijuana convictions have been automatically reduced or dismissed.
We'll help you find out if your conviction was one of them.

You may have a marijuana conviction that makes it hard to get housing or jobs. But, the Sacramento District Attorney's office and the courts may have automatically changed your conviction since marijuana became legal  – possibly preventing it from showing up on background checks for most jobs, housing applications, and more.

Read more below and fill out the form if you would like our help finding out if your marijuana conviction was reduced or dismissed in Sacramento. 

Common questions

Which marijuana convictions have been reduced or dismissed?
How do I get a copy of my RAP sheet?
How do I get a copy of my background check?
How do I get my Sacramento County court records?
Is there a phone number to call?
Who makes this website?

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Fill out this form to find out if your Sacramento County marijuana conviction has been automatically reduced or dismissed.

We'll use this information to find out if a conviction on your record was changed since the legalization of marijuana.

We can only share information with people asking about their own conviction.

🔒 Clear My Record is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not share any of your personal information with anyone and will use it to look up your court records on your behalf. Please review our privacy policy or email us at clearmyrecord@codeforamerica.org with any questions.

We may contact you at a later date and invite you to participate in research so we can better understand your experience getting marijuana conviction relief. 

 

COMMON QUESTIONS

Which marijuana convictions have been reduced or dismissed?

The following Sacramento County misdemeanor and felony convictions may have been automatically reduced or dismissed:

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How do I get a copy of my RAP sheet?

You can request a copy of your California State criminal history report, also known as a RAP sheet, from the California Department of Justice. You will need to get your fingerprints taken at a live scan fingerprinting location. Complete the following steps.
  1. Find a Live Scan locations near you: https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations
  2. Call the Live Scan location to make an appointment for a “personal record request” and ask them how much it will cost. 
  3. You may qualify for a fee waiver, which will save you $25 off the total cost to get your criminal history record. Go here to apply for a fee waiver: https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/record-review/fee-waiver
  4. Print the form you get at the end of the fee waiver application or print and fill out this Request for Live Scan Service form with your information.
  5. Go to the Live Scan location and give them your filled out form. They will collect your payment, roll your fingerprints, and send them to the California Department of Justice.
  6. Wait for a letter in the mail from the California Department of Justice with your RAP sheet. This will take 2-8 weeks.

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How do I get a copy of my background check?

You have the right to get a copy of your background check whenever you apply for a job. When an employer or landlord asks for your information to run a background check, you can ask for a copy. 

You may also be able to get your own background check for a fee from certain background check companies. Keep in mind that many only allow you to do so once a year.  

For more information about your rights related to background checks, you can visit this website: https://www.hireright.com/assets/uploads/files/California-Consumers-Summary-of-Rights.pdf

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How do I get a copy of my Sacramento County court records?

You may be able to see some information about your Sacramento court records through the court's public access terminal (website). If you don't have your case number, there is a small fee to do a name search. Clear My Record will run this name search free of charge. 

If you want documentation of what happened to your conviction, you can go in person to the Sacramento County Courthouse at Room 101, 720 9th Street, Sacramento, CA. 

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Is there a phone number to call?

Yes, you can call the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office (Ryan Raftery, 916-874-5578) or the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office (Dawn Bladet, 916-874-5258). Information can only be provided to someone about their own conviction.

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Who makes this website?

Clear My Record is a program of Code for America, a non profit that helped the Sacramento County District Attorney's office automatically reduce and dismiss marijuana convictions after the legalization of marijuana. Learn more about our collaboration here

We want to make sure people find out that their convictions have been reduced or dismissed. We created this website to answer questions and make it easier for you to get information about your convictions. 

To find out more about Clear My Record and other free services we offer go to clearmyrecord.org



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