It is possible to have some criminal records expunged or removed from a criminal record. However, this is not easy to do. There are only certain types of crime that can be expunged from a criminal record and there are other requirements the accused must meet before expunging their record. Some of the crimes that can be expunged include the following.
Misdemeanors can usually be expunged. Any fines will need to be paid in full and any sentencing will need to be completed. There is a five-year wait from the completion of any sentence to the point where a misdemeanor can be expunged.
Non-Violent Felony Convictions
Someone with one felony on their record can have it expunged if the felony was non-violent, they have not been arrested since that time, and it has been at least 5 years since they completed their sentence. For two felony convictions, it must be at least 20 years since they completed their sentence with no criminal charges in the meantime.
Protective orders can be expunged after they are no longer in place, depending on the situation. For instance, they can be expunged if the person seeking the order didn’t show up for the first hearing, the order has been vacated and it has been three years, or the person seeking the order is deceased.
Charges that Were Dismissed
Charges that are dismissed and do not result in a guilty verdict can still be on a person’s records. However, it is possible to have these expunged in most cases. The accused will need to wait until the statute of limitations has expired before they can look into having the record expunged.
If you have a criminal record but you have been careful to stay out of trouble and would like to see if expungement is possible, contact an attorney today. They can provide more information as to whether you qualify for expungement. To learn more about expungement, visit http://tulsa-criminallawyers.com/can-you-expunge-protective-orders-in-tulsa now. It may be possible for you to have your criminal record expunged so you don’t have to worry about it making it harder for you to get a job or do other things in your future.