County of Ventura

PUBLIC DEFENDER

SITUATION

YOU MAY BE ABLE TO

HOW TO DO IT

You were convicted of a misdemeanor and are still on probation.

Request early release from probation and file petition to have conviction dismissed.


File a PC 1203.3 petition to have probation terminated early, and PC1203.4 petition for expungement.

You were convicted of a misdemeanor and have successfully completed probation.

File petition to have conviction dismissed.

File PC 1203.4 petition for expungement.


You were convicted of a misdemeanor and were never given any probation.

File petition to have conviction dismissed.

File PC 1203.4a petition for expungement.


You were convicted of a felony and are still on probation.

Request early release from probation and file petition to have conviction reducted to misdemeanor and dismissed.

File a PC 1203.3 petition to have probation terminated early. File a PC17(b) petition to get felony reduced, and PC 1203.4 petition for expungement.


You were convicted of a felony and are done with probation and/or county jail time.


File petition to have conviction reduced and dismissed.

File a PC 17(b) petition to get felony reduced, and PC 1203.4 petition for expungement.

You were convicted of a felony and were never given any probation and were sentenced to county jail.

File petition to have felony reduced to a misdemeanor and file petition to have conviction dismissed.


File a PC 17(b) petition to get felony reduced, and PC 1203.4a petition for expungement.

You were convicted of a felony and were sentenced to state prison or under the authority of the

Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

File a petition for Certificate of Rehabilitation and Pardon.



See requirements about this process, and the ten-year rule, under Certificate of Rehabilitation and Pardon. You may need a lawyer. Our office can help.

Further Expungement Questions