Putting the Past Behind You
If you have a criminal record from the past and have moved forward with your life you may want to seek to seal the records of your past criminal matters through expungement. Also, often defendants agree to deferred-sentence arrangements that may allow them to avoid jail time or convictions if they remain complaint with certain conditions of probation. However, many folks do not know that the arrest and deferred sentence may continue to be included among publicly accessible court records even after complying with such conditions.
Please contact a Stillwater expungement attorney from Wirth Law Office in Stillwater to find out if your criminal records can be expunged. This can be your next step on the road toward a new life and better privacy.
How Does Expungement Work?
Anyone can collect extensive information on your background through a search engine with the click of a mouse. Employers, landlords and lenders may be typing your name in to a search bar to find out if you have anything unfavorable in your background. Employers routinely pay for formal criminal background searches on job applicants. A Stillwater expungement attorney from Wirth Law Office in Stillwater may be able to help you seal the public record of a past criminal conviction through the courts.
Courts in Oklahoma and Payne County allow for more than one way to expunge the records of a criminal conviction or arrest.
Criminal records may be expunged is through a “991c” expungement, sealing the court records of a deferred sentence, after the deferred sentence conditions have been met. Arrest records are not expunged through this process, leaving a record of a not guilty plea and dismissal of the charge(s).
Another approach is a “Section 18” expungement, taking its name after the section in the Oklahoma criminal code under which this relief is authorized. This type of expungement seals both records of conviction and the arrest record.
Our Stillwater expungement attorney from Wirth Law Office in Stillwater can help you figure out the best approach to expungement for your criminal record.
How Long Do I Have to Expunge a Conviction?
A Stillwater expungement attorney may be able to get your conviction record expunged no matter how long ago the conviction occurred. Typically Oklahoma expungement statutes may have a minimum amount of time that must pass before expungement may happen, but have no maximum amount of time after which the conviction can be expunged.
Can I Expunge Anything?
Not all criminal convictions may be expunged in Oklahoma. It is important to consult a Stillwater expungement lawyer at the earliest possible date to advise you about how to proceed on a path toward expungement — perhaps even before your case is closed. Stillwater expungement lawyer from Wirth Law Office in Stillwater can help you figure out whether you can expunge your record whether it is a federal, state or municipal conviction.
Stillwater Expungement Attorney Consult
You can speak with a Stillwater expungement lawyer by taking a moment to call Wirth Law Office – Stillwater for a no-obligation phone consultation. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call (405) 673-1600 or toll-free at (888) Wirth-Law (888-947-8452).
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