Expunging your criminal record can mean a fresh start. It means that your prior conviction is set aside. If you have a conviction expunged, you are considered not to have been convicted. For example, you can honestly tell potential employers that you have a clean criminal record. An expunged conviction will not appear on your criminal history sheet. Getting your criminal record expunged can make it much easier for you to get a job, housing, or access to credit. Many employers will not hire you if you have a criminal record. Many landlords will not rent to you. If you have a criminal record – particularly a felony conviction – you probably already know how much more difficult it can make many things in life. If you can get your record expunged, the law treats you – in most cases – as if you had never been convicted.
How Do I Know If I Can Get an Expungement?
While many adult arrest records and convictions may be expunged, not everyone can get their criminal record expunged. To be eligible for an expungement, you must meet very specific criteria, and the rules around expungement can often be confusing. To see if you are eligible to expunge a conviction, you should consult an attorney who knows the rules around expungement.
When you trust your case to our experienced Oregon expungement attorney, we will:
- Immediately review your situation to determine whether you are eligible for expungement.
- Quickly gather and file all the necessary paperwork, including the motion to set aside your conviction, the order for expungement, and the verified affidavit signed by you.
- Work to get your court date set and have your order for expungement signed.
- Contact all the agencies that need to adjust their records to ensure your paperwork is in order and you are ready to move forward when the expungement is complete.
If you have questions about whether you may be eligible for expungement, contact the Oliveros Law Group to schedule a consultation with our experienced attorney.