How to Get Rap Sheet (Criminal Record)

Getting your State Department of Justice Rap Sheet (Live Scan)

To receive the best legal advice from our Speed Screening Interview, we encourage clients to bring a recent RAP sheet. Getting a copy of your criminal history report (RAP sheet) is the first step to clearing your criminal record.

Follow the steps listed below to obtain learn how to obtain your rap sheet. 

  1. Contact SJSU Record Clearance Project to make an appointment for a Free/Low-Cost Live Scan or Contact Any LiveScan Provider [pdf]

Every Wednesday by Appointment 2:00 - 6:00 pm

MacQuarrie Hall Room 521, San Jose State University

Call 408-924-2758 or email to schedule an appointment.

  1. Items to Bring: Photo Identification: CA drivers' license, CA DMV identification card, or out-of-state drivers' license. If you don't have one of these forms of ID, you can contact our office regarding other accepted identification.


$25 cash (exact change) for the Department of Justice fee.


Proof of Inability to pay. Live Scans are free to those who are unable to pay. You can prove inability to pay by bringing either paystubs or proof of government assistance. Proof of government assistance includes CalWORKS, MediCal, disability insurance, housing assistance, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or unemployment benefits

  1. The Department of Justice will mail your Live Scan results to you in approximately 5-10 days. 
  2. Bring you RAP sheet to a speed screening event for a free RAP sheet review.

Each client will be interviewed to determine eligibility and next steps towards expungement. If no court hearing is required, we can help you complete necessary forms. Court representation is beyond the scope of speed screenings.

For upcoming speed screening dates see our home page