You can petition for "expungement" pursuant to Cal. Penal Code 1203.4 at the court clerk's office in the County where you were convicted.
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Yes, there is. I am not clear about your particular charges as the information is somewhat contrary. An infraction is less than a misdemeanor, yet it showed up in a volunteer background check. Your concern is warranted. Contact any Avvo or other criminal attorney and discuss it.
Sounds like its a misdemeanor petty theft - not an infraction. And yes you can get it expunged. Call an attorney to review the old case.
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Yes you can expunge the petty theft. There is a fee and one page form to fill out and serve the city or prosecutions office. If truly an infraction then there is no expungement remedy as that only applies to misdemeanors and certain felonies. Consult with an attorney before you go further.