If you have criminal charges or an arrest history on record, don’t hesitate to contact a Phoenix expungement attorney from our firm at (602) 453-3100. Attorney Ted Agnick possesses the legal expertise necessary to secure success in court. Take the first step towards clearing your criminal record by calling our expungement lawyer today.
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Motion To Set Aside Conviction And Judgment Of Guilt (Expungement)
Dealing with a criminal record can have far-reaching consequences in various aspects of your life. The accessibility of criminal records by employers, landlords, loan officers, banks, and educational institutions creates challenges when it comes to securing employment, housing, loans, and more. But don’t worry, there’s a solution: expungement.
Expungement is a legal process that enables the removal of criminal arrests or charges from your record. If you were not convicted of the charges, expungement provides a way to eliminate them entirely. Once expunged, your criminal charges or arrest history becomes invisible. This is an invaluable opportunity for individuals with a criminal history, as it eliminates embarrassment and opens doors that were previously closed.
If you have criminal charges or an arrest on your record, it’s crucial to seek guidance from a Phoenix expungement attorney at TedLaw without delay. Our esteemed law firm in Arizona has earned excellent reviews from clients who rely on us for top-notch legal representation in expungement cases.
Attorney Ted Agnick will conduct a thorough review of your criminal history to determine your eligibility for expungement. If you qualify, he will promptly file the necessary paperwork and present a meticulously prepared argument in court to convince the judge to permanently remove your charges or arrest history from your record.
At TedLaw, we understand that people make mistakes and that most individuals genuinely regret their actions. We also recognize the substantial negative impact a criminal record can have on a person’s life, severely limiting their opportunities. Attorney Agnick is dedicated to successfully expunging his clients’ criminal records, enabling them to leave the past behind and forge ahead.
Expungement Motion: Setting Aside Conviction and Judgment of Guilt
A criminal conviction can have life-altering consequences. However, for those who meet the criteria, pursuing a motion to set aside conviction or expungement offers a chance to overcome the obstacles created by a criminal record. At TedLaw, our Phoenix expungement legal team is here to assist you in exploring your options for clearing your criminal record. We provide free consultations and serve clients across Maricopa County and beyond.
Expungements under Proposition 207 & Marijuana Offenses
In Arizona, Proposition 207 has legalized the recreational use and possession of marijuana, leading to the expungement of records related to marijuana arrests, charges, and convictions.
Since July 21, 2021, individuals arrested, charged, or convicted for certain low-level marijuana offenses can pursue the expungement of their criminal records under Prop 207. Our dedicated staff at TedLaw is available to help you determine your eligibility and guide you through the expungement process.
If you’re interested in qualifying for a Prop 207 expungement, learn more or contact us for a free consultation.
The Right to Apply for a Conviction Set Aside
Criminal convictions can have long-term repercussions that extend beyond the completion of a sentence or probation. These consequences can affect employment opportunities, prospects for higher education, the acquisition of licenses for certain fields, and even the suspension of civil rights such as voting or possessing a firearm.
As per A.R.S. § 13-907, individuals convicted of a criminal offense have the right to apply to the judge who pronounced the sentence or imposed probation to have the judgment of guilt set aside. This can be done upon fulfilling the conditions of probation or sentence and receiving discharge from the court.
However, there are exclusions that apply, such as cases involving dangerous offenses, sex-related offenses, offenses with victims under the age of 15, and specific motor vehicle offenses.
Can I Have My Conviction Set Aside or Expunged?
While many individuals commonly refer to the process as “expungement,” in Arizona, setting aside a judgment and conviction pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-907 is the equivalent process. When determining whether to set aside a conviction and judgment of guilt, the court considers factors such as the timing of the offense, the duration since the conviction, the nature of the offense, the sentence, compliance with the sentence, and the individual’s character and contributions to the community.
Depending on the court, the nature of the offense, and individual circumstances, a successful motion to set aside can be pursued as early as six months following a conviction.
How to Pursue a Set Aside Conviction
Pursuing a set aside conviction typically involves comprehensive research, drafting of motions, and active participation in court hearings. Having a knowledgeable and skilled attorney represent you during this process can significantly enhance your chances of success. Get in touch with the experienced Phoenix criminal expungement attorneys at TedLaw today to discuss setting aside your prior felony or misdemeanor conviction.