A Change of Plea, or 1203.4 PC, dismisses the conviction, for job purposes only. The official Department of Justice criminal record will not change and any felony charges which are reduced or dismissed will be used in any future criminal complaints.
If the original charge was a misdemeanor, the cost of filing for a change of plea is $60.
If the original charge was a felony, the cost of filing for a change of plea is $150.
No convictions are removed from the official Department of Justice record. If a change of plea is granted, an additional line is added on the criminal record, stating the outcome of court.
Eligibility for the 1203.4 PC to be granted includes, but is not limited to:
- all restitution must be paid in full.
- fines and fees are to be paid in full.
- the grant of probation must have been completed without revocations, warrants or arrests.
- no pending cases, in any county or state.
Contact either the Court Collections unit (CCU) or Alliance One to learn of any fines, fees that is to be paid. All payments to the court collections unit, must be made in cash.
Eligibility for the 17 PC, reduction of a felony to a misdemeanor, includes the above criteria, in addition to the charge itself, being eligible for reduction to a misdemeanor.
To apply for a Change of Plea, contact the Public Defender's office for assistance.