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EXPUNGEMENT

Tulsa Oklahoma Expungement Lawyer

 

If you have ever been arrested, or charged with a crime, or even if you have successfully completed a deferred sentence for a felony or a misdemeanor in Oklahoma, your entire criminal record may NOT be expunged. Contact an experienced Tulsa Oklahoma Expungement Lawyer to find out how your entire criminal record can be expunged. Expungement under Oklahoma criminal law is the process of removing an arrest and/or conviction from your permanent record. Expungement is sometimes called sealing your record, or some states refer to the process as expunction.

If you were arrested in Oklahoma and charged with a crime, you have “a record” in three different places: 1) You have a record with the arresting agency (county sheriff’s office or local police department) who arrested you; 2) You have a record in the municipal (city) or state district (county) court where you were charged; and 3) You have a record with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (O.S.B.I.). If you successfully completed a deferred sentence, it is highly likely that the judge presiding over your case told you that your record was now expunged. In all probability, your attorney also told you the same thing, but that is only partially correct. Many attorneys either do not explain the different types of expungements to their clients or they do not understand the differences. After the successful completion of a deferred sentence, your COURT record is expunged, but your arrest record and O.S.B.I. record are NOT expunged and those records can be seen by employers or ANYONE who spends $15.00 to conduct a background check on you.

In order to expunge your entire criminal record you need to retain a Tulsa Oklahoma Expungement Attorney to file a Petition for Expungement so that potential employers, banks, lenders, and insurance companies can no longer see that you have an arrest and/or conviction on your record. Furthermore, after a successful expungement you will not have to answer “yes” on any sort of application that asks “have you ever been convicted of a crime?” As a matter of Oklahoma expungement law, you are entitled to say the event never happened once you are granted an expungement.

When Can I Expunge My Oklahoma Criminal Record?

 

It used to be if you successfully completed a deferred sentence that lasted longer than one year, you could only expunge your court record, not your arrest record, or O.S.B.I. record. However, on November 1, 2012, expungement law in Oklahoma changed, and you may now be eligible to expunge your entire record.

 

If you successfully completed a deferred sentence for a felony charge, you no longer have to seek a pardon from the governor. If ten years have past since the expiration of your deferred sentence, you have not been convicted of any other misdemeanor or felony, and no other charges are pending against you, then you may be eligible for an expungement. Violent felony crimes such as assault and battery or first degree burglary are not eligible for expungement. For a complete list of crimes that are not eligible for expungement, click here.

If you were convicted of a nonviolent felony, have received a pardon from the governor of Oklahoma, ten years have past since the conviction, you have not been convicted of any other misdemeanor or felony, and no other charges are pending against you, then you may be eligible for an expungement.

If you successfully completed a deferred sentence for a misdemeanor charge, one year has past since the expiration of your deferred sentence, you have not been convicted of any other misdemeanor or felony, and no other charges are pending against you, then you may be eligible for an expungement of your misdemeanor.

If you were convicted of a misdemeanor, ten years have past since the conviction, you have not been convicted of any other misdemeanor or felony, and no other charges are pending against you, then you may be eligible for an expungement.

Contact an Expungement Attorney in Tulsa Oklahoma

 

Do not let a past mistake or lapse in judgement hamper your ability to get a great job and prevent you from achieving your full potential. It is important that you contact an Expungement Attorney in Tulsa Oklahoma who has experience helping clients get their records expunged. Mr. Henson will fight for your expungement and pursue the best possible outcome so you can break away from the past and get a fresh start on your new future.

 

Need your Oklahoma criminal record expunged? Contact the Henson Law Firm today!