What Really Happens When You “Expunge” Your Record?

May 23, 2014
by The AMA Law Team

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    What Really Happens When You “Expunge” Your Record?

    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
    DUI
    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 AMA Law, 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 AMA Law Law Firm.

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