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.
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:
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:
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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.