Certain types of crimes can be expunged in the state of Oregon. When an arrest or conviction is expunged, it’s as though it never even happened. This can help you when you have to apply for job or are asked about your criminal history on housing applications. This can also make you eligible for Section 8 housing. Additionally, your right to possess a firearm can be restored if your felony conviction is expunged. For these reasons, and many more, it is important that you attempt to have your previous arrests or convictions expunged.
Your arrest record and charges that you have been convicted for might be eligible for expungement in Oregon. Unfortunately, your traffic offenses cannot be expunged. In order to qualify for expungement, you can’t have any arrests in the last 3 years and no convictions in the last 10 years. There is no waiting period for your dismissed charges, but you must wait 1 year in order to expunge an uncharged incident.
Eligibility to have your old convictions expunged is dependent on a timeline of your charges. You cannot have any other charges pending when file your motion for expungement. If there are no other pending charges, you will need to make sure that 3 years has passed since the date of your last conviction.
The following are time factors that need to be considered before filing for expungement:
The following offenses are not able to be expunged from your record:
Although felonies involving a firearm aren’t eligible for expungement, there are situations where you might be able to get the conviction expunged:
If you meet the conditions above, your arrest might be eligible for expungement.
At Baxter Harder, LLC, our team of experienced lawyers are devoted to helping our clients obtain the justice that they deserve. We will fight endlessly to defend your legal rights and we are here to advocate for you on your behalf. Our law firm has the resources and skills that you will need to pursue the outcome you are looking for.
Contact our Bend team of expungement lawyersto discuss how to handle your case.