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At Baxter Harder, LLC, we provide experienced representation to clients in Oregon. If you have been arrested and convicted of a crime, you may be able to have your criminal record expunged. Our Bend expungement attorneys will discuss your eligibility, and will answer your questions throughout the process.

Contact our office today to get started on expunging your criminal record in Oregon.

Frequently Asked Questions About Expungement

  • What is Expungement?

    Expungement is the process of making an arrest or conviction like it never happened. The court documents are destroyed, and you will be able to legally deny that you were arrested or convicted. The arrest or conviction will also be unsearchable on background checks.

  • Who is eligible for expungement?

    In general, you will be eligible immediately after the charges are dismissed, within 3 years of the date of a qualifying conviction, or within 1 year of being arrested but not formally charged with a crime. For most other non-traffic violations, including probation revocation, you must wait 10 years to petition for expungement. Furthermore, you must complete all sentencing requirements, have no pending cases in any court, and have no other arrests for at least 3 years and no other convictions within the past 10 years, including those in other states. Additionally, you must not have had a previous expunction in the last 10 years.

  • How much does expungement cost?

    In order to expunge an arrest and conviction record in the state of Oregon, you will need to pay 2 fees: $265.00 for the State of Oregon filing fee, and $80.00 for a background check. Other court costs and attorneys’ fees may apply. There are no filing fees for expunging an arrest record in Oregon.

  • How long does the expungement process take?

    Once you file the petition with the court, the process will take about 3 months. The motion will be sent to the district attorney, who will send it to the judge for a signature. Once the judge signs the petition, your record will be sealed. If the district attorney disputes your petition, the process may take longer to resolve.

  • Do I need an Oregon expungement attorney?

    While it is possible to file the petition to expunge your criminal record on your own, it is highly recommended that you obtain legal counsel. The process can be confusing, and requires a thorough understanding of state laws. One mistake on the paperwork could cause your petition to be denied, so it is important to have knowledgeable representation to walk you through the process.

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    “We would like to thank Casey Baxter for his diligence and hard work. Also for respecting what we wanted to do in our case. He had our legal back all the way. We would recommend Baxter Law to anyone. Thank you again.”

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  • In the end, all criminal charges were dropped.

    “I was referred to Casey from another attorney for my criminal charge of Vehicular Assault of a Pedestrian and Reckless Driving. Casey saw me right away and knew how to handle the case. Since Casey used to work for the District Attorney's office he knew the opposing attorney, their style, and how to direct the case. In the end, all criminal charges were dropped. Thank you Casey!”

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