If you’ve ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, you may have the option to get your record expunged. An expungement is a time sensitive and detail-oriented civil suit against the record keeping agencies. First time offender has the right to seek that the records of the earlier process be sealed, thereby making the records unavailable through the state or Federal repositories. In other words, once you pay your dues, you can start over with a clean slate, almost like your conviction never happened.
However, getting your criminal record expunged is not always possible, and even if it is possible, it may not be easy to obtain. Violent felony convictions are generally not eligible for expungement. Here are some examples of situations in which expungement in Oklahoma could be possible if you retain the representation of an Oklahoma City Expungement lawyer.
- Completion of the terms of a deferred sentence (i.e. successfully completed probation after an initial DUI)
- Innocence/found not guilty
- Municipal violations (i.e. traffic citations, local/city ordinance violations, etc.)
- Juvenile convictions
- Pardons and parole
Even if the arrest occured more than 20 years ago, if the qualifications of the expungement statutes are met, expungement is still possible. Atkins and Markoff has handled many Oklahoma expungement cases, and we would be happy to look into your records and let you know if you would be qualified. Please contact us today for your free consultation with our Oklahoma City expungement experts.