Clean Slate Clinic - Legal Services

What to Bring

The San Diego Clean Slate Clinic provides FREE legal assistance with expungements, early termination of probation, and felony reductions to misdemeanor.  We may also be able to assist with Prop 47 and Prop 64.

​​PLEASE NOTE: Important changes are coming to the Clinic in 2020!  Due to a lack of resources to support our services, we will be implementing a reduction in services.  Please check our website for updates regarding 2020 Clinic dates, hours and locations.  

How to Prepare for Clean Slate Clinic

1. Valid Photo ID

2. DOJ Rap Sheet (Get it here) / case information; In order to receive services at the Clinic, you will need to provide information about your criminal cases.  If you do not have your case info, you may get your DOJ Rap Sheet by getting Livescan fingerprints at the Clinic.  Your DOJ Rap Sheet will show all of your adult convictions in the state of CA.

​3. Copies of recent background checks

​4. Proof of completed community service

5. Proof of completed court-mandated or voluntary programs

​6. Proof of completed or in-progress education​ or other post-conviction accomplishments accomplishments

7. Letters of recommendation from pastor, programs or friends speaking to your character & who you are today

8. Receipts of payments for fines, fees or restitution; or proof of payment plan​​.  For San Diego cases, please contact the Office of Revenue and Recovery at (619) 515-6200 for summary of monies owed on criminal cases.

Services Offered

We offer assistance with:

  • Expungements / Dismissals
  • Early Termination of Probation
  • Felony Reduction to Misdemeanor
  • Prop 47 and Prop 64


We may be able to assist you if:

  • California Convictions (Adult only)
  • Served at least HALF of probation
  • NOT on parole
  • NOT currently charged with new offense

What to Expect

  • Due to the different types and numbers of cases, participants may not be seen in the order of arrival.  The more information you have about your cases, the easier and faster it will be for us to determine your eligibility.
  • Be prepared to spend at least 2-4 hours at the Clinic as it will take time to review your eligibility, draft declaration, and prepare court forms.  We are all volunteers and we appreciate your patience.
  • Receiving assistance at the Clinic will often require more than one visit, depending on the number and types of cases on your criminal record.  Participants asked to return will be placed on a priority list for the following Clinic.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.