An expungement is a legal proceeding that can seal a person’s criminal record from public viewing. You should discuss an expungement with an experienced attorney from The Crosthwait Law Firm if you are seeking employment, continuing your education, or when you want to put an unfortunate past event behind you once and for all.
The easiest way to qualify for an expungement in Oklahoma is for you to have not been charged following your arrest or if you received an acquittal at trial. However, it is also possible to expunge a criminal record even if you were convicted of the crime(s) charged or if you received a deferred or suspended sentence.
In Oklahoma, there are different types of expungements available, based upon your specific situation, including the crime(s) charged, length of sentence, and the type of sentence received. In many situations it is possible to erase your criminal record as though you were never arrested, charged, convicted or even put on probation. It may even be possible, under certain circumstances, for a person to expunge a VPO (Victims Protective Order).
The Oklahoma legislature amended the requirements for an expungement of arrest records and other criminal records in 2012, 2015, and 2016. The requirements are ever-changing, and it is now more important than ever to contact an experienced expungement attorney who will be able to advise you on your specific situation.
To find out if you qualify for an expungement in Oklahoma, contact an experienced attorney from The Crosthwait Law Firm, with offices conveniently located in Midwest City, Oklahoma.