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Expungement is the removal of court and police records from public inspection. Arizona’s equivalent to Expungement is referred to as “setting aside.”

Arizona’s setting aside judgment law was designed to help people previously convicted of crimes become more productive and put their pasts behind them. Once your judgment is set aside, you might be able to answer on an application for employment without having to admit that you have been convicted of a crime. If you have been convicted of a felony in Phoenix you could also have your civil rights restored under Arizona law. You can also apply to have your gun rights restored in most felony cases in state and federal court.

Phoenix, Arizona Expungement Eligibility

As a Scottsdale area criminal defense lawyer, Ryan M. Garvey is familiar with the eligibility requirements for Expungement. Eligibility for setting aside judgment (Expungement) in Arizona requires that you have fulfilled the conditions of your probation or sentence and that you have been discharged by court. If you have been convicted of two or more felonies and sentenced to prison, you must wait two full years before applying for setting aside judgment (Expungement).

If you were convicted of any of the following offenses, you are ineligible for set aside judgment (Expungement) under Arizona law:

  • A crime involving the infliction of serious physical injury.
  • A crime involving the use of exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
  • A crime where you are required to register as a sex offender.
  • A crime where there was a finding of sexual motivation.
  • A crime where the victim was a minor under fifteen years of age.
  • A violation of driving on a suspended or canceled license.
  • A violation of any local ordinance relating to stopping, standing, or operation of a vehicle.

At Sonoran Law Group, expert criminal defense attorney Ryan M. Garvey can help you get a felony or misdemeanor off your record. A small investment in Expungement today could mean an increased earning capacity for years to come. Having an experienced Phoenix attorney to handle your case will help ensure that your case is put through the process accurately and efficiently.