OKC Criminal Defense & DUI Attorneys
OKC Criminal Defense & DUI Attorneys

Edmond Expungement Lawyer

Get a Fresh Start by Clearing Your Criminal Record

Criminal defendants face a range of penalties, including fines and possible time behind bars. But perhaps the most serious penalty is having a criminal record. At Fassio Law, we talk with many men and women who have struggled to move on with their lives after a brush with the criminal justice system. They have seen job and apartment applications rejected due to their criminal history, and they need help. Fortunately, our Edmond expungement lawyer might be able to clear your criminal record by requesting expungement. Please contact us today to learn more. 

What is Expungement?

Expungement is the legal process for erasing an arrest and/or conviction from someone’s criminal record. The state determines who can expunge their records and when. Once a record is expunged, the public cannot see it, although it might still be visible for law enforcement.

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There are many benefits to expungement:

  • You do not have to report the crime on a job application.
  • It’s easier to get an apartment with no criminal history.
  • Your criminal background check will come back clean.
  • You will have an easier time getting into college.
  • Once a record is expunged, it is as if it never existed in the first place.

Who is Eligible for Expungement?

In the ideal world, everyone with a criminal record would be eligible. But Oklahoma has created strict requirements. Various laws identify who is eligible for expungement (e.g., 11 OK Stat §§ 22-18 and22-19a). You might qualify for expungement if:

  • You were arrested but not charged with a crime;
  • You were acquitted of a crime;
  • You were exonerated as factually innocent;
  • You were charged because you were a victim of identity theft;
  • You only paid a fine despite your conviction;
  • You were convicted or pled guilty but successfully completed your probation; or
  • You were arrested or charged as a juvenile.

These are the most common situations where someone is approved for expungement. Contact our firm for a case assessment to determine if this is a viable option for you.

Why You Should Call Our Firm

Various forms exist online which a person can use to request expungement without a lawyer’s assistance. However, there is no substitute for expert legal advice. At Fassio Law, our legal team understands the laws regarding expungement inside and out, and we ensure there are no mistakes in your application. If hired, our attorneys can:

  • Answer any questions you have about expungement;
  • Explain the expungement process from start to finish;
  • Analyze whether you are a candidate to request expungement;
  • Compile required evidence and records for your case;
  • Draft a motion to request expungement;
  • Attend an expungement hearing, if required, to represent you;
  • Pursue all legal avenues to help you obtain a fresh start.

Our firm also maintains a vibrant criminal law practice, so we can help anyone facing criminal charges in Edmond or surrounding areas.

Speak with an Experienced Edmond Expungement Lawyer Today

The possibility of expunging a criminal record is exciting. Doing so can ease the challenges of moving forward by obtaining a job or place to live. For assistance, please contact Fassio Law today. You can reach us by calling (405) 593-8444 or submitting an online message.

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