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Purpose of SBDP 

The purpose of Santa Barbara Document Preparation (SBDP) services is to aid people of color, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  This service is intended to assist you with the preparation and filing of all documents/petitions needed to Seal and Destroy or Expunge your criminal arrest records.  The California Criminal Justice System can be overwhelming and very expensive for many people.  SBDP wants to help you navigate through the process of “cleaning” your record, by providing step-by-step assistance without paying excessive legal fees. 


SBDP services are only available to individuals in the state of California needing an expungement (Penal Code 1203.4 and 1203.4a) on Misdemeanor cases only. 

Felony cases must first be reduced (see Penal Code 17b) to a Misdemeanor before filing for an Expungement or Seal and Destroy adult arrest records. (Penal Code 851.8)  

Filing Charges and Fees

The California Courts charge a fee for filing each dismissal/expungement petition. The fees are as follows: 

$120 for each Felony case.

$60 for each Misdemeanor case.

There is no filing fee for dismissing/expunging infractions.

SBDP Service Fees:

Seal and Destroy Records = $150

Reducing Felony to Misdemeanor = $50  

Mission Statement 

The mission of Santa Barbara Document Preparation (SBDP) services is to introduce processes of California Law to the community by publicizing the research of criminal justice, crime, aberration, and social organization.  By teaching and educating the community on how to respect ethics of liberal values, will encourage open-mindedness and inspire individuals to pursue demographic and curricular diversity. 

Santa Barbara Document Preparation Services

Provide services to anyone pursuing an Expungement, Seal and Destroy Records, or reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors within the jurisdiction of California and its Laws, which can lead an individual to the pathway of opportunity and a second chance in life. 

The CARE Act

Please read the information about the CARE Act for eligibility. 

Penal Code 17b 

Please read the information concerning Penal Code 17b. Do you fit the guidelines of reducing felony to misdemeanor?

Proposition 47

Please read the information concerning Proposition 47. Do you fit into the guidelines of resentencing felony to misdemeanor charges?


Feeling like a new man being able to accomplish my goals and dreams. 

Otis Reynolds

Chief Morticians

Moving forward

If you have any questions or concerns about how to proceed with this process. Feel free to email me at or call me at (805) 280-2834 for a free evaluation. Please leave your name, the charge of your crime, and your phone number. I will respond with in 48 hours.

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