What Really Happens When You “Expunge” Your Record?

The A&M TeamCriminal Defense

Expunging your record has multiple benefits. Past criminal records can prevent you from getting a job, getting a credit card, renting an apartment, or buying a house. Anytime you are arrested in Oklahoma City, the municipality and county records this permanently onto your record. The only relief for this horrible black mark is expunging your record with the help of an Oklahoma City expungement attorney.

HOW DO YOU GET A CRIMINAL RECORD IN OKLAHOMA?

Traffic tickets
DUI
DWI
Public Intoxication
Indecent Exposure
Disorderly
Conduct
Petty Theft
Dismissed Charges
Minor Drug Charges
Underage Alcohol Consumption
Assault
Writing Bad Checks
Burglary
Arson
Conspiracy
Resisting Arrest
Criminal Mischief
Trespass
Drug Paraphernalia
Harassment
Receiving Stolen Property
Shoplifting
Stalking
Prostitution

However, some charges the court will not expunge. In most states, the court will not expunge felony charges from your record. Since Oklahoma City is a court of record, any charges your receive automatically are put onto your record and stay forever. An attorney must represent your case in court. Court costs and legal fees may cost upwards of $1500-2500. More importantly, you need to realize that anyone may obtain a copy of your record by merely paying $15 and filing a background check with the court.

GETTING YOUR RECORD EXPUNGED WITH AN OKLAHOMA CITY ATTORNEYD

It’s important to not let the past haunt you. At Atkins and Markoff, we want to get rid of the skeletons in your closet. All people make mistakes, but you should not allow your mistakes to affect the rest of your life. In most situations, when an attorney properly follows court-filing requirements, your expungement will be granted. Expungement will remove the records of the arrest, any detentions, any convictions, and any court proceedings. On the other hand, if the court does not grant your expungement order, all charges will stay on your record forever. Your life is important, make sure you put it the hands of the best criminal defense attorneys in Oklahoma City, the Atkins and Markoff Law Firm.