Did you know that certain crimes qualify for an expungement in Oregon?
If you’ve been convicted of a crime and carried out all the terms of your sentence, your debt to society is paid and your conviction should no longer hold you back. Expungement refers to the complicated legal process of formally removing several different types of criminal convictions from your record. As a career Oregon criminal expungement lawyer, I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of clients take control of their futures, and if you have a criminal charge hanging over your head, I can help you do the same.
There are hundreds of reasons a person might want to have their criminal charges removed. Some are looking to rent or buy a home; others want a better job. Some are political figures looking to run for office. These are often good people who have learned from their mistakes. No matter the circumstances, I fully believe that everyone has a right to a second chance at the very best that life offers. Give us a call today for a free consultation.
Qualifications for Expungement in Oregon
In order to wipe your criminal record clean in the state of Oregon, you must meet several different qualifications in the eyes of the court. Firstly, not all types of criminal charges are eligible for expungement in the first place. Charges that are eligible include the following:
Misdemeanor & felony assault
Failure to appear
As you can see, more serious infractions such as sex crimes and murder cases are ineligible for expungement. In addition to this, you must not be currently facing any criminal charges in Oregon, and you must not have any criminal record for 10 years prior to the initial conviction. Finally, you must wait three years after the conviction to be eligible for expungement unless there was no conviction and you are looking to expunge an arrest. In this case, there is no waiting period.