Having a criminal record can make applying for a job difficult. After 9/11, more than 70% of employers are performing background checks, which can make your life very difficult. People wanting to expunge their criminal record simply want to move on and put their past behind. Fortunately, Utah offers many remedies to this problem and you can take advantage of this by expunging your arrest, conviction or juvenile records. Below are some benefits you can expect to see after your Utah criminal record is expunged.
Benefits of Expungement
Tell employers you have not been convicted of a crime
Become eligible for student loans and apply for credit
Become eligible for housing assistance
Become eligible for professional licenses and certificates
To stop the embarrassment and fear of background checks being performed on you
We can expunge most felony and misdemeanor convictions leaving your record clear and your future brighter. If you are not currently on probation or facing any current charges, Utah law allows you to have your misdemeanor and felony convictions expunged.
If you were convicted of an offense while a juvenile, you may be eligible to have your Utah juvenile records sealed.
Expunging your criminal record will help to place your past behind you and move your future forward. Erase your criminal record with an expungement.
First degree felony
Felony automobile homicide
Felony DUI Alcohol/Drugs
Register-able sex offenses
A proceeding is pending or being investigated
Fines, interest, and restitution not paid
Time required by law not met
Two or more felony criminal episodes
Any combination of three or more convictions that contain Class A Misdemeanors
Any combination of four or more convictions that contain three or more Class B Misdemeanors
Five or more misdemeanors or felony episodes
Statute of limitations has not been met
Capital felonies, 1st degree felonies, Forcible felonies 2nd degree,
or any sexual offense against a minor are never eligible.
We can apply under Utah law to have your conviction reduced by up to two degrees in class. For example, a second degree felony could be reduced to a class A misdemeanor. A reduction in class by just one degree can reduce the time needed to wait for expungement by several years, plus it can immediately restore rights, such as the right to possess a firearm, that are lost.
10 Years - Any alcohol/drug related traffic
7 Years - 2nd and 3rd Degree Felonies
5 Years - Class "A" Misdemeanor
4 Years - Class "B" Misdemeanor
3 Years - All other Misdemeanor and infractions
30 Days - Dismissals
This time period does not begin until all confinement and probation has been completed, and fines are paid.
Why Expunge Your Record
Expungement of Criminal Convictions
Reduction of a Criminal Conviction
Expungement of Arrest Records
Sealing of Juvenile Records
When can I get my record Expunged
Reasons For Denial
Put your past behind you
and move your future forward.
A person qualifies to expunge records of arrest, investigation, and detention for a crime for which there has been no conviction if:
at least 30 days have passed since the arrest;
there are no criminal cases pending; and
one of the following occurred:
no charges were filed;
charges were filed, but the case was dismissed with prejudice;
charges were filed, but the person was acquitted at trial; or
the statute of limitations has expired.