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.
- 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.
Oakland Public Defender’s Office
545 4th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 map
Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Hayward Public Defender’s Office
24085 Amador St. 2nd Floor, Hayward, CA 94544 map
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 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
F: (510) 548-2566