How You Can Set Aside or Seal a Criminal Record
Eugene, Oregon, Expungement Attorney
At David A. Hill, Attorney at Law, we help people throughout Oregon to clear their criminal records and to move forward in life with a clean slate. This process, also known as expungement or expunction, is essentially a way to set aside one previous arrest or conviction and to keep anyone from being able to learn about that record, unless they obtain a court order.
Our firm can provide you with the detailed preparation and work required to put your best foot forward and achieve that goal.
For an experienced advocate who can help you through the expungement process — contact our law office today.
OREGON ALLOWS ONLY ONE CONVICTION TO BE SET ASIDE. IF YOU WERE CONVICTED OF MORE THAN ONE OFFENSE AT THE SAME TIME ONLY ONE OF THOSE CONVICTIONS MAY BE SET ASIDE AND ONLY 10 YEARS AFTER CONVICTION
Convictions for Class A and Class B felonies — except for possession of marijuana — can rarely be expunged. However, a Class C felony conviction can be expunged from your record after three years, under most circumstances. Misdemeanors (other than traffic violations) and violations of ordinances that carry criminal penalties can also be expunged.
To obtain an expungement for an arrest or conviction, you must:
- Not have been arrested for any other non-traffic charge in the last three years
- Not have been convicted of a non-traffic offense within the last 10 years
- Not have had a conviction set aside in the last 10 years
- Have no charges for non-traffic crimes pending against you
Experienced, Aggressive and Effective Criminal Defense Since 1979
To learn more about the expungement process and how we can help you clear records that no longer reflect the person you are today — call us in Eugene, Oregon, at 541-683-4808 or use the toll-free number 800-310-4808. You can also reach us online by completing the brief e-mail form located on the contact us page of this Web site. Initial consultations provided free of charge.