You may have been told that sealing an arrest record or a court record is very difficult if the record is not for a juvenile case. You also may have been told that sealing an arrest record or court file as an adult is almost impossible – one needs a judge to find that the person was factually innocent. This was correct advice until about two years ago when then-Governor Jerry Brown signed the CARE (Consumer Arrest Equity Act) that was codified at Penal Code section 851.91 and 851.92. What is this new law all about? When does it apply? To read answers, please click on the following link.