Expungement fair to clean criminal records will be held Saturday in North Long Beach

An expungement fair is scheduled for this Saturday in North Long Beach where attorneys and paralegals will be on-hand to clean criminal records.

The event is sponsored by the Los Angeles Regional Re-Entry Partnership, local dispensary Long Beach Green Room and others.

Attorneys and paralegals from the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office will provide services like felony reductions and dismissals, certificate and rehab referrals, employment and housing services as well as voting education and registration.

They will also provide help with Prop 47 and Prop 64 reductions and expungements.

Prop 47 was a ballot measure passed in 2014 that made certain non-violent crimes and simple drug possession offenses into misdemeanors. Those eligible for resentencing or reclassifacation under Prop 47 must file their applications or petitions by Nov. 4, 2022. Prop 64 made marijuana legal to buy, use and sell in California.

The following offenses may be eligible for reductions from felonies to misdemeanors:

  • Certain forgeries
  • Commercial burglary
  • Petty theft with priors
  • Bad check
  • Grand theft crimes
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Possession of a controlled substance

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity AME Church, at 200 E. 68th St. Those planning to attend must bring proof of identification. A rap sheet is optional.

To register for the event, click here. If you can’t attend visit one of Los Angeles County’s Public Defender offices.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.