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**If you are interested in an expungement of your record or curious about whether or not you are eligible for any kind of relief, it’s critical that you have an attorney who knows and understands the new Oklahoma laws on Expungement. The November 1st, 2012 changes to the Expungement Laws are significant and have already gone into effect. These new expungement laws have made thousands of people who were previously ineligible for relief now immediately eligible to completely clear their records. However, the new laws have also restricted eligibility for other classes of offenders who would have previously been eligible for Expungement. Oklahoma House Bill 3091, found here, details the changes made in the Oklahoma Section 18/19 laws found here. If you want a free evaluation of your criminal records from an attorney with extensive experience in Expungement cases, call Atkins and Markoff Law Firm and ask to speak to Tommy Adler. Mr. Adler will be happy to explain the effect of these new expungement laws and tell you how they apply to your case. If Mr. Adler determines that you are eligible for expungement and you hire him for that purpose, he will be happy to GUARANTEE a successful result in your case, or he will gladly refund any fees paid.
If you have been arrested and convicted of an Oklahoma crime, it’s important to remember that your life is not over. You do have options moving forward, and that doesn’t just mean that you have to live with a felony or misdemeanor conviction on your record. In certain instances, the courts in Oklahoma will allow a convicted defendant’s record to be expunged, which means that the record of the conviction is, in effect, “wiped clean,” and the convicted defendant essentially has a fresh start. If you have been convicted of a criminal offense in the state of Oklahoma, and you think you might be eligible for an expungement, contact our reputable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff to review your case and determine whether this is an option in your case.
Frequently asked questions about obtaining an expungement:
How do I get an expungement for a felony offense in Oklahoma?
Can I get an expungement for my Oklahoma DUI conviction?
Are misdemeanors in Oklahoma eligible for expungements?
How do I clear my criminal record?
Expungements are not easy to obtain in Oklahoma, and there are several conditions that must be met in order for a criminal record to be effectively wiped clean. Below are some examples of the types of situations in which an expungement may be possible. However, if you believe you may be able to clear your criminal record, hiring a lawyer with experience obtaining expungements in the state of Oklahoma is key to moving forward.
Completion of the Terms of a Deferred Sentence
If a defendant is convicted of a crime in Oklahoma and is given a deferred sentence and probation, there are times when, at the completion of the probationary period, the record of this arrest and conviction can be wiped from the defendant’s record. Of course, the defendant must have completed the probation successfully and without any violations.
Innocence / Found Not Guilty
This situation may arise under a number of different circumstances, including: being found not guilty at trial, having a conviction reversed on appeal, or being found innocent at a later date because of DNA evidence, among other scenarios.
Municipal Violations / Civil Forfeitures
These types of offenses include such issues as traffic citations and violations of local/city ordinances. Whether or not the defendant is eligible for expungement of a municipal violation depends on the facts surrounding the individual situation.
In certain cases, convictions that were entered when the defendant was still a juvenile – or under the age of 18 – may be eligible for expungement when that person reaches the age of majority.
Pardons and Parole in Oklahoma
If you are convicted of a crime and you are ultimately pardoned by the Governor of Oklahoma, you could be eligible for expungement. However, these are extremely rare circumstances, and it typically takes years to obtain a gubernatorial pardon such as this.
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It’s important to remember that not all Oklahoma criminal convictions are eligible for expungement. For instance, if a defendant is convicted of any violent felony, such as murder, rape or armed robbery, expungement is typically not a realistic option. However, regardless of your situation, if you have been convicted of a crime in Oklahoma and you would like to explore the possibility of an expungement, you need to contact us as soon as possible to get the process started. With the help of our experienced lawyers at Atkins & Markoff, you can receive a comprehensive case review and determine whether an expungement is a viable option for your situation.