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
Services are statewide and free of charge. We can assist callers in any language.
- Free legal information about victims’ rights and resources available to victims.
- Referrals to local, state, and nation’al organizations that can provide assistance.
- The VCRC conducts free legal research on victims’ rights related issues to victim service providers
- The VCRC also offers free presentations on a host of victim related topics. Presentations can be tailored to your organizations’ needs. Presentations can be in-person or via web conferencing.
- The VCRC publishes multiple brochures on a variety of topics, including Marsy’s Law, elder abuse, domestic violence, and victim services. These brochures are available online and in print free of charge.
Services not provided:
- No legal advice over the phone, only legal information.
- No assistance with divorce, custody, and spousal/child support related matters.
How to get help:
- Contact the 1-800-VICTIMS(842-8467) phone line.
- Chat with a VCRC law clerk via our website chat function at http://www.1800victims.org/live-chat
Voluntary Legal Service Program
2411 Alhambra Blvd. Ste. 110
Sacramento, CA 95817
Assistance with expunging criminal records, including early termination of probation. Assistance with reinstating driver licenses, including the amnesty program. 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.