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Yukon Expungement Lawyer

Can You Clear Your Oklahoma Criminal Record? Call Us Today to Learn More

We all make mistakes. Unfortunately, sometimes our mistakes end with an arrest or criminal conviction. Having a criminal record of any kind can follow you for the rest of your life. But it is possible in certain cases to have your Oklahoma criminal record erased or "expunged." The skilled Yukon expungement attorneys at Fassio Law can review your situation and advise you on whether or not you may be eligible to have a prior arrest or conviction cleared.

What Is Expungement?

Expungement is a process under Oklahoma law to seal a court or arrest record. This does not necessarily mean the records are destroyed. Rather, it means that members of the general public will no longer have access to the expunged information.

There are three kinds of expungement in Oklahoma:

  • A Section 18 expungement, expunges a person's entire arrest record. This is more thorough than a Section 991(c) expungement, so at Fassio Law we refer to it as a “Super Expungement!”
  • A Section 991(c) expungement does not remove the arrest record from public view but rather changes the public disposition of the case. These expungements are used when a criminal defendant pleads guilty and receives a deferred sentence. The Section 991(c) expungement keeps the arrest record on file but states that the defendant entered a "not guilty" plea and the charges were dismissed.
  • A Section 19a expungement deals with cases where the defendant was erroneously arrested or charged due to someone stealing their identity.

Who Is Eligible to Seek an Expungement in Yukon, Oklahoma?

With respect to Section 18 expungements, only certain individuals are considered qualified to file a request to have their arrest record cleared. Examples of qualified persons include:

  • a person acquitted of the criminal charge;
  • a person whose conviction was overturned by an appellate court and the charges were subsequently dismissed;
  • a person who established their "factual innocence" through post-conviction DNA evidence;
  • a person who received a full pardon from the governor;
  • a person who was arrested but not charged;
  • a person who was under the age of 18 when they committed a crime but was later pardoned;
  • a person who was convicted of a misdemeanor but was only sentenced to pay a fine of $500 or less;
  • a person who was convicted of a misdemeanor, sentenced to prison, and has not been convicted of any subsequent crime in the past 5 years;
  • a person who was convicted of a non-violent felony, has not been convicted of any additional crimes in the past 7 years and has not had any pending charges within the past 5 years since completing their original felony sentence.

For more information, and to see some videos addressing the expungement process in Oklahoma, CLICK HERE.

Why Do You Need a Yukon Expungement Attorney?

Expungement is not automatic. It is up to the person seeking to clear their record to file a motion with an Oklahoma court and pay a filing fee. There are a number of additional filing and paperwork requirements. A judge will hold a hearing, and the state has the right to object to any expungement, even if a person meets the legal qualifications.

Even the OSBI (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation) suggests that you get a lawyer to assist you with the expungement process.

So it is in your best interest to work with an experienced Yukon expungement attorney who can walk you through every step of the process. Contact Fassio Law today at (405) 593-8444 to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our staff. We also offer paid consultations with our attorneys.

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