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How Long Does a Felony Stay on Your Record?

Sunday / May 22, 2016

In Arizona, charges, arrests, misdemeanors and felony convictions will stay on your record until they are expunged. In Arizona, expungement is called “motion to set aside.”

In order to set aside a criminal arrest or charge there is a process that you must follow. The process includes a lengthy petition procedure to the state or jurisdiction in which the crime was prosecuted. Having a knowledgeable Tempe expungement attorney on your side during that process could mean the difference between success and failure.


Expungement Process and Record Expungement Requirements

Anyone who is convicted of a crime in Arizona is entitled to put through a petition to have the conviction set aside or expunged. The convicted person must first complete their sentence or probation as required. The crime itself must meet certain requirements. Crimes involving serious physical injury, using a deadly weapon, sexual crimes, or crimes involving minors, cannot typically be expunged and will remain a permanent part of your record.


Benefits of Record Expungement

By getting your record expunged, you’ll increase your chances at securing a job and also be able to carry a firearm and vote again (if this right was revoked). It’s important to note that if charges are expunged your record will carry with it a note that states the charge or charges were dismissed.


Tempe Expungement Attorney Kyle T. Green


If you feel that you are eligible to have your record expunged from previous criminal activity, please give me a call. I can answer your questions, get the process started and take care of any and all paperwork and court filings that need to happen. I am very familiar with motion to set aside law in Arizona and will follow through until the process is complete.


To schedule a no obligation case review, call my office at 480-331-7568. I look forward to discussing your care with you.

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