I was convicted of an offense and want to have it dismissed and/or reduced to a misdemeanor. How do I do this?
Contact the "Change of Plea Officer", by calling (925) 313-4000. He / she will send you a packet, which must be filled out completely and returned to Probation, before the process can start. There is a $60 fee for misdemeanor convictions and a $120 fee for felony convictions.

If you were originally charged with a misdemeanor, contact the court that handled your case. If you were originally charged with a felony, the Probation Department will handle your request.

Multiple dockets may be researched at the same time, however; no reports will be submitted to court without all of the necessary paperwork completed and returned to probation.

  • Please remember that all charges, convictions and sentences remain on your record, and will be noted to the court, should you be arrested in the future, regardless of the outcome of a 1203.4 PC (dismissal of conviction) or 17 PC (reduction of a felony to misdemeanor). The result of the courts decision will be added to your record.
  • Exceptions to a change of plea will be sent to you in the mail with your application package.
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