It can be difficult to get a job when you have a criminal record in Oklahoma. A Wagoner Expungement Attorney knows how the system works and can try to keep your criminal records out of online criminal searches and other court records.
You might not have served jail time but thought that after you finished your probation the file would be expunged from court records. We are here to tell you that does not always happen. A Wagoner Expungement Attorney can review your specific situation and answer your legal questions. It all starts with a simple, confidential phone call, (918) 485-0335 (or toll free at (888) Wirth-Law).
What Does Expungement Actually Do?
Oklahoma criminal records can be searched online, which means your past can come back and hurt your chances at employment when you try to look for a job or move out of state. An expungement lawyer can file a petition to have the court clerk take your name from docket sheets, the public case file and keep the case index confidential from those on the outside.
Expungement even works when you have had a felony, the court information can be redacted from the official public records websites and the court clerk’s computer system. Once the process has been completed, which can be aided by a Wagoner Expungement Attorney, then the former defendant’s name will no longer appear in the record of the court or on their court website, which is visible to anyone in the world.
Oklahoma Expungement Timeframe
A Wagoner Expungement Attorney on our team will review your case to see if it meets the requirements set forth under the law. When you have met all the conditions from the court for probation and the case has been dismissed, the court may seal the records. We can help with the next step which would be to file a petition for expungement to clean their court record.
The courts allow a person to file for expungement of the records when two years have gone by after a deferred sentence has been completed. Now if you’ve been convicted of an Oklahoma misdemeanor you can request to have the record sealed 10 years after the end of the conviction. Meanwhile, if a person is convicted of a non-violent felony, he or she may be allowed to have the court files sealed if the conviction was not in the past 15 years.
Confidential Consultation: Wagoner Expungement Attorney
For a free consultation with a Wagoner expungement lawyer, call the Wirth Law Office – Wagoner at (918) 485-0335 (or toll free at (888) Wirth-Law). If you would rather reach our team by email, please enter your legal question in the form at the top right of this page.