This topic includes information about criminal cases, expunging criminal records, and claims opposing forfeiture. There are also numerous services available in the Sacramento area to assist victims of crime throughout the criminal case process.
Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office
901 G Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Advocates provide crisis counseling, orientation to the criminal justice system, community referrals, assistance with applying for victim compensation, a support group for family members of homicide victims, and many other services. Assistance and information is available in several different languages.
Office of the Attorney General (CA)
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244
Offers crime victims and their families support and information at every stage of the criminal case process.
McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, California 95817
Telephone service. Provides resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers and other victim advocates. Callers receive information on such matters as victim compensation, victims’ rights in the Justice System, restitution, civil suits, right to speak at sentencing and parole board hearings, as well as information on specific rights of victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and abuse against the disabled.
Voluntary Legal Service Program
2411 Alhambra Blvd. Ste. 110
Sacramento, CA 95817
Assistance with expunging criminal records, including early termination of probation. Appointments are made for the week on Monday mornings. The office open at 8 a.m., and the line for appointments begins forming at 6 a.m.
The Judicial Council creates a few of the forms needed for criminal matters. Sacramento County Superior Court also creates forms for use in this county specifically. For other situations, you may need to create your own forms. Our Legal Research Guides and Step-by-Steps have instructions and samples for some commonly-used forms.
The Law Librarians have created these research guides as an aid for those starting a legal research project. These guides recommend print and electronic resources that will help you find answers to your law-related questions. Many guides provide step-by-step information, as well as sample forms, for common legal procedures.
The Law Librarians created these pamphlets in response to frequently asked questions on subjects not appropriate for more substantive guides.
This video is a joint project of the Sacramento County Public Law Library and the Voluntary Legal Services Program. Have your criminal record and blank forms ready before viewing the video.