For Your Information
*NEW* Form Adopted for Petitioning to Reduce a Felony to a Misdemeanor Under Penal Code Section 1170.18 (aka "Proposition 47")
New form for persons who have completed their sentences to use to request a reduction of a felony to a midsdemeanor as permitted under Penal Code section 1170.18(f). For more information and to obtain the new form, click here
New Form Adopted for Petitioning to Reduce Sentence Under Penal Code Section 1170.18 (aka "Proposition 47")
New form for defendants currently serving sentences for certain felony convictions to use in seeking a reduction in sentence as permitted under Penal Code section 1170.18(a). For more information and to obtain the new form, click here.
Government Entities to be Charged Fees for Copies of Criminal Records
Effective August 1, 2014, the Court will begin charging other government entities for copies of criminal records. The charges for criminal records requests made by other government entities
are specified in statute and are defined as $.50 per page and $1.00 per page for certifying to a copy. When fully implemented, the new fees will be accompanied by the launch of a web portal for criminal records requests that will allow the public and other government entities to request criminal records online.
Orders regarding Genetic Marker Typing
Defendants in criminal cases may be ordered to submit two (2) blood samples and one (1) saliva sample for the purpose of Genetic Marker Typing pursuant to Section 296 of the Penal Code. Samples will be obtained in a medically approved manner.
If the defendant is in custody, samples will usually be taken before the defendant is released.
If the defendant is out of custody, the defendant should report to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory at 15001 Foothill Blvd., 2nd Floor in San Leandro with a copy of the order from the judge on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Please note that you must arrive by 3:00 PM to ensure time for sampling. The Sheriff's Office will conduct the prescribed sample collection for all qualifying out of custody defendants.
For more information, please contact the Alameda County Sheriff's Office at the Criminalistics Laboratory at (510) 667-7700.