Can I get my record expunged if I went to prison?

It depends. Generally, a conviction that results in a prison sentence will make that conviction not eligible for expungement. However, there are exceptions. Some exceptions include:

  • Individuals who participated in the California Conservation (fire) Camp Program while serving their prison sentence may be eligible to expunge the convictions related to that prison sentence once they are out of prison. 
  • Convictions eligible for Proposition 47 reduction (from felony to misdemeanor for some marijuana convictions) may be eligible for expungement once the felony becomes a misdemeanor, even if a prison sentence was served for that conviction. 


A person with more than one conviction and who did not serve prison time for all of the convictions, may be able to get the non-prison convictions dismissed.


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