How do I get my California State (DOJ) RAP sheet?
REMINDER: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO GET MY RAP SHEET?
- To correct any errors, such as incomplete or incorrect information;To have an accurate record of your conviction history;To be better prepared to answer questions about your criminal history; ANDYou will need it to clean up your record!
If you have arrests or convictions in California only, this is the only RAP sheet you will need. In order for the DOJ to release your RAP sheet, you are required to submit your fingerprints. Your fingerprints must be taken by a company called “Live Scan” (which has been specially approved by the DOJ and has locations all around California). You will also need to pay a $25 processing fee to the DOJ.
For a step-by-step explanation of how to get your DOJ RAP sheet, see APPENDIX A, on PG. 990.
Note: It can take up to 2 months (anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks) to get a copy of your DOJ RAP sheet, depending on how long your RAP sheet is (i.e., how much information it contains).
For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of the DOJ website at http://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security_faq.
Telephone Interview with clerk, Cal. Dep’t of Justice Record Review Unit (Mar. 26, 2015). ↑