A Clean Slate
If you have a criminal record in Okmulgee, you may be able to get it expunged. Expungement seals and eventually destroys court and/or arrest records. It becomes as if the crime was never committed and you were never charged.
Expungement is a great way to get a clean slate and start fresh. Criminal records show up on background checks, which can limit your opportunities for housing, employment, and even dating. If you’d like to find out if you could qualify for expungement, get in touch with an Okmulgee expungement attorney today.
Getting your court records expunged is easier than getting your arrest records expunged. You often don’t become eligible to have your arrest record expunged until many years after your charge is dismissed or you finish your sentence.
Expungement Waiting Periods
Still, expunging your court record is a step in the right direction, and you may be able to get started immediately. In certain situations, expungement is automatic. One notable example is a misdemeanor with no jail time and fines under $500. If this is the type of crime that’s on your record, contact an Okmulgee attorney right away.
Misdemeanors with fines exceeding $500 can be expunged five years after you’ve completed the sentence. However, if it’s a deferred sentence, you only have to wait one year.
When it comes to felonies, the wait times are longer. If you received a deferred judgement for a nonviolent felony, you can file for expungement five years after the charge is dismissed. However, this is only if you don’t have any misdemeanor convictions in the past seven years.
Once you become eligible for expungement and file, it takes the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation one month after receiving the order to have the record expunged.
If you don’t want to wait until you qualify for a full expungement of both your court and arrest records under Section 18, you may be able to get started with a court record expungement as soon as today. The fastest and most accurate way to determine if you qualify for expungement is to contact a skilled attorney from Wirth Law Office – Okmulgee.
Free Consultation with an Okmulgee Expungement Attorney.
Okmulgee attorneys can answer your questions, help determine your eligibility, and explain the process. It’s important that you understand what to expect moving forward. The knowledgeable Okmulgee attorneys at Wirth Law Office are familiar with the process, and they can walk you through it. For a free consultation with an expungement attorney from Wirth Law Office – Okmulgee, call (918) 756-9600 or fill out the form at the top of the page.