Public Defender Fresh Start Program

A criminal record can make finding employment, obtaining housing, enrolling in and funding an education, and securing other civic opportunities very difficult.  The good news is that there are options for you to move forward, even if you have made mistakes in the past.  From reducing felony convictions to misdemeanors to dismissing/expunging your criminal record to getting Certificates of Rehabilitation, the County of San Diego Office of the Public Defender is pleased to help you with your Fresh Start!  Download Brochure