Having a criminal record can be one of the biggest barriers to obtaining employment or housing. Past convictions may no longer reflect who you are, but they are often the only information employers or landlords have about you.
There is a way to get a fresh start, however.
Both Community Legal and Legal Services of Northern California offer free record clearing clinics to help folks leave their criminal history behind.
Community Legal holds a Record Clearing Clinic at 2:00 pm on the last Wednesday of each month. This free clinic is led by a local attorney who can assist you in finding out if a criminal matter can be removed from your record. Attorneys will walk you through the process and may even go to court with you, if necessary.
To reserve your spot, contact Community Legal by phone at 530-265-3425 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal Services of Northern California offers a Clean Slate Clinic at different locations on the first Wednesday of every month. Clinics are free and open to Nevada County residents.
Attendees must have their RAP sheet in order to meet with an attorney. Please see the Clean Slate Clinic website for all eligibility requirements and instructions before registering. To register, contact Francisco Castro by phone at 530-886-4657 or by email at email@example.com. You must register to attend.
Wednesday, November 7th at 9:00 am
Placer School for Adults
1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100, Auburn
Wednesday, December 5th at 9:00 am
Placer County Employment Services
1000 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 100, Rocklin
Check Your Record
Want to know if you have something on your record. Search by name on the Nevada County Superior Court’s CourtView website. You can learn your case number, status, and disposition and pay your outstanding fines online.