Expungement/Record Mitigation

Mitigation of Criminal and Juvenile Records

  • What is the Mitigation Project?
    • The Mitigation Project is designed to help individuals who have had negative contact with law enforcement in Yolo County "clean up" their criminal records. 
  • What mitigation options are available for me?
    • A description of different types of mitigation that the Public Defender's Office can help you obtain is located in the links on the left hand side of this page.  
  • I am interested in attempting to mitigate my adult record. What do I do now?
    • First, complete the Record Mitigation Project application and the Personal Data form.  These forms can be obtained directly from the Yolo County Public Defender's Office during business hours or they can be downloaded here by clicking on either:  Mitigation Application PDF or Mitigation Application MS Word and Personal Data Form PDF
    • Second, return both forms to the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office in person or by mail. Remember to attach all required supporting documentation!
      • Yolo County Public Defender's Office
        Attention: Record Mitigation Project
        814 North Street
        Woodland, California 95695
      • Business Hours: 
        Open Monday through Thursday
        8:00 a.m.-Noon, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
        Open Friday
        8:00 a.m.-Noon
    • Third, you will be contacted by an attorney within four to eight weeks letting you know the status of your application and the next step in the process.  Please let us know of any change in your contact information.  Your request may be dropped if we cannot contact you. 
  • I am interested in attempting to seal my juvenile record. What do I do now?
    • Contact Amber Poston at (530) 406-4559 in order to set up an appointment.

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