OREGON CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT

WANT TO CLEAR YOUR RECORD? OUR PORTLAND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS CAN HELP!

If you have an Oregon criminal record, the highly qualified legal professionals at The Law Office of Siefman & Pond may be able to help you remove past convictions from your record. This process is referred to as "expungement." Once a person's conviction or arrest is expunged, he or she may legally deny the conviction or arrest ever occurred.

To truly determine whether or not you may have a conviction expunged from your record is a highly fact-specific analysis, and you need to call or contact us online for a consultation to determine your eligibility. We would be happy to meet with you to hear your story and determine if clearing your record is an option for you!

WHY CHOOSE US AS YOUR PORTLAND DEFENSE FIRM:

  • Our Portland defense lawyers stand at your side throughout the process
  • We inform you of all of your rights and options along the way
  • Our firm offers free, initial case reviews to all prospective clients​
  • ​We have a proven record of success and client testimonials
  • Our attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of cases in the past​
  • We seek the best possible outcome so you can move forward with your life

Expungement is only available in certain circumstances. To learn more about eligibility, call us at (503) 395-2135!

WHO QUALIFIES FOR EXPUNGEMENT?

In order to provide the most accurate evaluation, our Portland criminal defense lawyers need to know when you were convicted, where your conviction occurred, what you were convicted of, and whether you have had other arrests that did not lead to conviction.

When considering your eligibility for an expungement, keep the following general principles in mind:

  • Typically , any Class B Marijuana possession charge, Class C felony, or misdemeanor may be expunged (except for sex crimes, crimes amounting to child abuse and state or municipal traffic offenses).
  • If you were acquitted of any crime or your case was dismissed (including DUI), you can expunge it from your record (except dismissals resulting from the successful completion of a DUI Diversion).
  • ​Arrests that did not lead to criminal charges can be expunged.
  • ​You will have to wait anywhere from 3 to 10 or more years to be eligible to expunge your conviction.
  • ​Recent changes to Oregon law now allow courts to expunge Class B felonies under certain circumstances.
  • ​At least 20 years must have passed since the conviction, and you must not have been convicted of any crime since.
  • You cannot expunge a conviction under this provision if it is a "person felony" or the crime of furnishing a firearm used in a felony.

HOW CAN EXPUNGEMENT BENEFIT ME?

Expungement offers numerous benefits that can greatly impact a person for the rest of his or her life. Some of the benefits of getting a criminal record expunged include:

  • Ability to secure gainful employment
  • Eligibility for loans
  • Peace of mind during background checks
  • Ability to legally 

Of course, each person's case will be different. For this reason, it is important to consult with legal counsel. To find out if you qualify, contact a Portland criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Siefman & Pond and schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible!

Call us at (503) 395-2135 to review your case confidentially and with no-obligation to you.