The criminal justice system has continued to grow larger and larger since its inception. What was once the wild wild west, a generally lawless place where people dealt with their problems themselves, has become an overcriminalized society with a law on the books that in some form covers nearly every part of our lives. Due to this increase in the size of the criminal code a lot of people in our communities have criminal charges or convictions on their record. It may have been for something stupid that happened when they had a temporary lack of judgement, or it could be something that really isn’t even considered that criminal by most people, or was a complete mistake and a plea deal was entered just to save time and money. Whatever the circumstances, the takeaway is that a lot of people have a dark spot in their past that they are embarrassed about and would like to get rid of.
The Expungement Process
The legislature is aware that there are a lot of people that would like to get rid of their criminal history and because of that the expungement process has been created. Expungement basically just means having something erased from your criminal history. An individual who qualifies for an expungement can have their arrest or conviction removed from their criminal history through a fairly simple process of obtaining a certificate of eligibility and submitting paperwork to the court to have an order entered by the judge.
Expungement Attorney in Provo, Utah
If you have a criminal arrest or conviction on your record that you would have removed then call us today to find out if you’re eligible for an expungement. Depending on the type of charge you were convicted of and the amount of criminal convictions you have you may or may not be eligible so call us today for a free consultation.