Arson Registration

Will the remedy remove my registration requirement?

    Expungement—YES, an expungement will remove your arson registration requirement if:
    Your conviction was for a misdemeanor arson offense AND you get the conviction dismissed under California’s expungement statute.[3227]
    Certificate of Rehabilitation—YES, this will remove your arson registration requirement, even if you had a lifetime registration requirement![3228]
    Pardon—YES, this will remove your arson registration requirement.[3229]
    BUT remember, a pardon is very difficult to get and granted only in “extraordinary circumstances.”
  1. 3227

    Cal. Penal Code § 457.1; see also Cal. Penal Code § 1203.4.

  2. 3228

    Cal. Penal Code § 457.1.

  3. 3229

    Cal. Penal Code §§ 457.1, 4852.01, 4853.