Crimes Eligible for Expungement in Oklahoma
Expungement is the process of getting a previous charge removed from a person’s criminal history. It exists so that a person is not constantly haunted by a small mistake or moment for the rest of their lives.
There are two types of expungements:
- FIRST is an expungement that is issued by the judge who administers your case originally. This removes all notation of your case from public record.
- SECOND is a full expungement that will remove your arrest record as well. The following discusses a full expungement.
Is My Record Eligible For Expungement?
The short answer is it is possible but depends on several specific facts. Outlined below are a few situations where it may be possible:
- Arrested but no charges were ever officially filed.
- The charges were filed but they were dropped.
- Deferred sentence was served without further incident.
- Minor misdemeanor conviction where the sentence has been fully carried out.
- Non-violent felonies after seven years with no further convictions.
In each of these situations, mitigating circumstances may prevent an expungement, but if any of these situations exist, it is worth exploring your specific case.
Is It Worth It?
It can be easy to wonder whether it’s worth the time and money to get a record expunged. The simple answer is that it almost certainly is. In many cases, you don’t know how the record will affect you until it messes up some aspect of your life.
Bruce Edge and the team at the Edge Law Firm are experienced in expungement, and can help you learn the best way to get your future back on track.
Contact Edge Law Firm today to schedule a free review of your case.