This is a booklet from Legal Aid of Sonoma County ( It explains the expungment process in Sonoma County. There is a very helpful flow chart on page 11 to help you understand the steps available to you.

This handbook is put out by the California Department of Child Support Services (

The Sonoma County Family Law Facilitator's handbook, describing the office's services and the Sonoma County Law Library's services. Go to and navigate to "self help"
Helping Californians find legal aid referrals and self-help resources

This is the petition you can submit to the court to knock certain convictions from felonies to misdemeanors. You can submit a petition if you've been convicted of a felony for: shoplifting (less than $950); grand theft (less than $950); receiving stolen property (less than $950); forgery (less than $950); fraud (less than $950); writing a bad check (less than $950); personal use of most illegal drugs. Petitions go to the Court Clerk's Office at 600 Administration Drive, room 105-J. Bring three copies of the petition. The District Attorney may take up to ten court days to make a decision. If the D.A. does not approve your petition, you can request a hearing before a judge.