Infraction or Misdemeanor:
If were convicted of an infraction or misdemeanor and are still on probation. You may request early release from the Probation Department to file a petition to have conviction dismissed.
This is a two step process. First, request to be placed on calendar at the appropriate branch court for a probation modification/early termination. Second, after probation has been terminated, file a Petition for Dismissal (PC §§ 17(b), 1203.4, 1203.4a, 1203.41).
To file a Petition for Dismissal, two separate Judicial Council forms are required: CR180 and CR181. to the San Luis Obispo branch:
In order for the court to notify you of the outcome you must include the Consent to Electronic Service and Notice of Electronic Service Address or a self-addressed stamped envelope.
A formal motion placing the matter on calendar is required on PC §§ 17(b), 1203.4, 1203.4a, and 1203.41 requests (please refer to the California and Local Rules of Court for specific rules regarding motions). Please submit any motion(s) at the San Luis Obispo Branch. All felony matters are heard at the San Luis Obispo location.
Who can use this service?
Anyone can use this service.
Is there a charge for this service?
There is a $75.00 dollar processing fee for using this service.
When and where is this service offered?
Persons under probation supervision can start the application process for Change of Plea with the Probation Department or the San Luis Obispo Superior Court.