Why do I need this information for expungement?

You will need this information for two reasons:

    The information in your record will help you (and your lawyer, if you have one) decide which remedies you are eligible for (allowed to get), based on your criminal history (such as expungement, reclassification, dismissal, Certificate of Rehabilitation, or pardon); AND
    To request the remedy you want, you (or your lawyer) will need to fill out forms for the court or agency. You will need detailed information from your criminal record in order to fill out these forms.[2986]
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    Cleaning Your Record, California Courts, http://www.courts.ca.gov/1070.htm.