Obtaining Your Official California Criminal Record
There is only one way to obtain your official California criminal record and that is via the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Live Scan process. There are literally thousands of Live Scan locations throughout California, including mobile Live Scan operations that will come to you at your place of work or your home. The Live Scan process takes an electronic picture of your fingerprints and sends them to the DOJ to verify your identification. Once you have been successfully identified, the DOJ will send you your official California rap sheet, which will contain every arrest, charge and conviction that is associated with your identity according to the DOJ (the official record keeper of all criminal records in the state). The entire process from the time you complete your Live Scan to the delivery of your DOJ rap sheet in the mail usually only takes 3-8 days.
Also, at times the DOJ rap sheet can contain inaccuracies, such as attributing crimes to your identity that you did not commit. In such situations the DOJ provides a fairly simple process for disputing such inaccuracies, and we can help you with disputing such inaccuracies if they do exist.
Here is a link to the DOJ website: http://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security.
There are two instruction sections: one for California residents, which relies on the Live Scan process, and one for out of state residents, which requires the more traditional ink and paper finger printing method.
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California Expungement Law Firm
Fresh Start Law Center was started with a single goal in mind – to help our clients forget about their past so that they can move forward and fully embrace the future. We are one of the only law firms in California to specialize solely in expungement laws, allowing us to provide top notch expungement legal services at the absolute lowest fixed prices. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, and we truly look forward to helping you with all of your expungement needs.
David Huffman, Esq.
Founding Attorney, Fresh Start Law Center