COVERING YOUR RIGHTS TO SEAL THE RECORDS OF ARREST AND CONVICTION IN OREGON
If you have been arrested or convicted for a crime, you may possibly have the arrest or conviction cleared from your record. This process is known as:
"Setting Aside" your arrest or conviction, or "Expunction"
If you qualify and complete this process, you may then treat the arrest, conviction or juvenile court contact as if it never happened. For example, assuming you have set aside a conviction for a crime, you may state on any job application that you have never been arrested or convicted of that crime.
Exceptions: This process does not apply to state or municipal traffic offenses, Sex offenses, most child abuse crimes and attempts to commit such offenses may not be set aside. DUII convictions may not be set aside. Except for possession of marijuana and the crime of racketeering, generally Class A and Class B felony convictions may not be set aside.
Certain arrests can be set aside by Motion to the Court immediately after an Order of Dismissal has been entered by the Court, other arrests can be set aside by Motion to the Court after 1 year.
Other offenses can be set aside after 3 years from date of commission of the offense, and still a wider array and numbers of offenses can be set aside after 10 years from the date of the offense.
The Expungement Statute in Oregon is fairly complicated and sometimes tedious in scope, and the Court can hold a Hearing on the Motion to expunge a record if contested by the District Attorney's office.
The law office of Raymond Tindell would be pleased to evaluate your situation and find a legally feasible way to expunge the prior record9s) if possible and can guide the client through the process. If you wish to have your record of arrest and/or conviction sealed contact the law office of Raymond Tindell