NOTE: The Clean Slate Clinics are temporarily closed and will reopen on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Oakland and Monday, January 26, 2015 in Hayward. Temporary closure flyer (pdf)

For immediate assistance please visit the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office on Mondays for Clean Slate:
Oakland: 9:00am – 11:00am 545 4th Street
Hayward: 2:00pm – 4:00pm 24085 Amador Street

The Alameda County Clean Slate Clinic (CSC) provides free legal help to eligible individuals who are seeking to clean up their Alameda County criminal records.

Eligible clients:

  • are not on parole or have completed at least half of their probation term; and
  • have their Alameda County or California State Department of Justice RAP sheets (record of arrest and prosecution).

CSC is staffed by law students and attorneys.

In order to receive a legal consultation, you must have a RAP sheet and know whether you owe fines, fees, or restitution on your cases (instructions below)

Walk-ins welcome. All legal services are free of charge.

TWO LOCATIONS:

Oakland Clinic map

Alameda County Law Library

125 12th Street

Oakland, CA 94607

Tuesdays, 10 am – 1 pm

Hayward Clinic map

Eden Area One-Stop Career Center

24100 Amador Street, 3rd Floor, Hayward, California

Mondays, 10 am – 1 pm

GETTING YOUR RAP SHEET AND CHECKING ON YOUR ACCOUNT

ALAMEDA COUNTY RAP SHEETS

Get a copy of your Alameda County RAP sheet only if you know you do not have any arrests or convictions outside of Alameda County. (If you have convictions in other counties, follow the instructions below for obtaining a state of California RAP sheet.) You may obtain a copy of your Alameda RAP sheet by going in person to:

Alameda County Sheriff’s Department

15001 Foothill Boulevard

San Leandro, CA 94578-1092

Phone: (510) 667-7721

The hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The cost is $25, cash only. You must appear in person as you will be fingerprinted. The process takes about one hour. Clear any outstanding warrants before appearing.

CALIFORNIA RAP SHEETS

For a RAP sheet that reports all of your arrests and convictions in every county in California, you must obtain a RAP sheet from the California Department of Justice. You can do so by visiting their website at http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security.php or call the East Bay Community Law Center (510-548-4040) and ask for a DOJ rap sheet information packet.

FIND OUT IF YOU OWE FINES FEES & RESTITUTION IN ALAMEDA COUNTY

If you owe, or might owe, fines, fees, or restitution on your case: Go to the Alameda County Central Collections Department at 1221 Oak Street, Room 249 in Oakland or call (510) 208-9900 and ask, “Do I owe any outstanding fines, fees, or restitution on any of my Alameda County cases?” If you do, please pay or initiate a payment plan to demonstrate to the court your commitment to fulfilling your obligations. Bring receipts with you to your appointment at the Clean Slate Clinic.

T: (510) 548-4040, ext. 390
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