Expungement ⎯ Adult Records

What is Expungement?

Expungement is the process by which you can permanently clear your criminal record. See, even if you are arrested for a crime but never charged or convicted, that arrest still shows up in police and court records. Expungement allows you to legally erase those records. Likewise, if you are convicted of most crimes, and a certain amount of time has passed, you can expunge your conviction.

Advantages of Expungement.

There are a number of advantages to having your arrest history and criminal record expunged, such as:

  • Increased housing eligibility
  • Eligibility for student loans
  • Eligibility for government services and funding
  • Ability to tell prospective employer you have no criminal record
  • Eligibility for professional licensure
  • Right to vote in state and federal elections

Expungement Eligibility.

While some crimes cannot be expunged (e.g., murder, felony DUI, registerable sex offense), the vast majority of crimes can be. Depending on the situation and crime, you must wait a certain period before applying for expungement. The following is a table showing the conviction type and the wait required.

Alcohol or Drug Related Traffic 10 years
Eligible Felony 7 years
Class A Misdemeanor 5 years
Class B Misdemeanor 4 years
Class C Misdemeanor 3 years
Dismissal 30 days

Need Help Expunging Your Record? Contact Brown Law.

Brown Law can help restore your dignity by expunging your Utah criminal record. We charge a reasonable flat fee for this service. Call today for your free consultation: 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016.