GETTING COPIES OF YOUR CRIMINAL RECORDS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This section explains how you can get copies of your various types of criminal records. You will need the information from your criminal record(s) to figure out which options are best for cleaning them up, and to complete the steps to do so.

IMPORTANT: If there’s ANY possibility that you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest—for ANY reason (including new charges against you or a failure to appear in court) from ANY county—it is recommended that you call the public defender or a private lawyer to check on your warrant status first, before trying to get your RAP sheet.

  1. How do I get my California State (DOJ) RAP sheet?

  2. How do I get my federal (FBI) RAP sheet?

  3. How do I get my local (county) RAP sheet and criminal history information?

  4. How do I get a copy of my background check?