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Arizona Expungement and Record Sealing

Licensed Criminal Record Clearing Attorneys Serving All of Arizona

If you have a criminal record in Arizona, it can have a huge impact on many parts of your life. If you are currently experiencing these negative effects, we want to help you put your past behind you. There are plenty of reasons that so many people choose us to expunge or seal their criminal records in Arizona. On this page, you can find information on all of the options for those with a criminal record in Arizona. You can also take our online eligibility test, which will allow you to quickly find out which services can help you.

When it comes to getting your Arizona case set aside (expunged) or record sealed, our law firm can help you throughout the entire process. We have set aside or sealed the records of more than 1,000 cases in Arizona and have the experience and expertise to get your case set aside as quickly as possible. While we gladly offer to match the price any competitor can offer, we believe that nobody can offer the same quality and experience that we provide to our clients. We serve all Arizona counties and courts for the same guaranteed low price.

The Arizona Expungement (Set Aside) Process

Arizona law uses the legal term “set aside” for expunging a conviction. Setting aside a conviction in Arizona involves petitioning the court where the conviction occurred and asking the judge to reopen the case, remove the finding of guilt and then change the case from a conviction to a dismissed case.

If granted, the person is “released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the conviction.” Arizona Revised Statute 13-907. If you sign up with us, we handle all aspects of your Arizona case from start to finish, including appearing for you in court, so that will not have to appear in most cases.

What Are the Options to Clear a Record in AZ?

The best and fastest way to see what options are available for your specific AZ case is to take our free online eligibility test. Below we have provided information on just some of the services available in Arizona. Please take the eligibility test or view the specific service pages for more information.

Set Aside

Whether your case resulted in a misdemeanor or a felony conviction, if you have completed probation or your sentence, you may be eligible to set aside your conviction pursuant to ARS 13-907. Convictions that are not eligible include cases involving a dangerous offense, some sex offenses, offenses with a victim under 15 and certain traffic offenses. If your conviction is set aside, you are released from the disabilities and penalties that you faced as a result of the conviction, with the exception being those involving the Dept. of Transportation.

Record Sealing

Arizona Revised Statute (ARS 13-911) allows a person who was arrested or convicted in Arizona to petition the court of jurisdiction to issue an order sealing all records relating to the petitioner's arrest, conviction and sentence. If granted, all records will be sealed and it will be as though the arrest never occurred. Sealing of the arrest and case records will allow you to answer with confidence to an inquiry, including, without limitation, an inquiry relating to employment, housing, financial aid or loan applications. A person whose records are sealed may state in all instances that they have never been arrested, charged, or convicted. Visit our Arizona arrest record sealing page for more information on this service.

Firearm Rights Restoration

Arizona law allows you to restore your firearm rights, which you lost as a result of a criminal conviction, two years after the sentence is completed for most convictions. If you were convicted of a "serious offense" under section 13-604, there is a 10-year waiting period; and if your conviction was for a "dangerous offense," you cannot restore your gun rights.

Certificate of Second Chance

The Certificate of Second Chance as an add-on benefit to the set aside. When you receive a set aside, you are generally qualified to receive the Certificate of Second Chance at the same time. The Certificate relieves the applicant from all occupational license barriers and disabilities stemming from a conviction. Those who previously received a set aside may also petition the court for a Certificate of Second Chance.

Marijuana Offense Expungement

Arizona legalized recreational marijuana with Proposition 207. Included in the proposition is an expungement measure for those with arrests or convictions relating to an offense that is no longer a crime. Eligible individuals include those who have an arrest and/or conviction for: possessing, consuming, or transporting 2.5 ounces or less of marijuana, of which not more than 12.5 grams was in the form of marijuana concentrate; possessing, transporting, cultivating, or processing not more than six marijuana plants at the individual’s primary residence for personal use; or possessing, using, or transporting paraphernalia relating to the cultivation, manufacture, processing, or consumption of marijuana. Once granted the expungement, the arrest and/or conviction is treated as though it never occurred.

Civil Rights Restoration

If you have been convicted of two or more felonies in Arizona, you may need to petition the court in order to get your civil rights restored. If granted, a Civil Rights Restoration would restore your right to hold office, vote, and serve on a jury in Arizona. If you were sentenced to probation for your convictions, there is no waiting period following your discharge from probation. If you were sentenced to prison, there is a two-year waiting period following your absolute discharge.

How To Get Started

We serve the entire state of Arizona. To determine if we will be able to help you with your Arizona record clearing or rights restoration, please take our eligibility test. If you have any questions about any of our services or about our law firm, call us today or you can chat with us online for a free, confidential consultation to have all of your questions answered. We will start working on your case the day you sign up. The sooner you get the process started, the sooner you can get your conviction off your record or your rights restored.

Some words from our more than 3,000 satisfied Arizona clients:

"RecordGone was very prompt when responding to my inquires and I was never in the dark concerning my case. There was one snag but no fault of the attorneys. My expungement was granted and I am grateful. I would recommend this firm to anyone to put the past behind them." James T. - Scottsdale, AZ

"Thank goodness for Recordgone.com!! Sometimes in life poor decisions are made, and I am thankful that I found Recordgone.com to hellp me put my bad choice put behind me. My mind and record is finally clear after all these years. My case was handled efficiently and professionally, and the entire staff was extremely helpful in answering any questions. Their professionalism and personal attitude was far beyond my expectations. I can't say enough about my case manager Alli and my attorney Melissa Clark. They were simply awesome in handling my case. I highly recommend this company. Thanks, Recordgone!" J.D. - Tuscon, AZ

Here are examples of some of our more than 3,000 wins in AZ:

Misdemeanor from 2008 for theft in Maricopa County set aside for a client who was a first-time offender.

Felony from 2002 for forgery in Pima County set aside for a client with multiple offenses.

Felony from 1995 for assault in Maricopa County Superior Court set aside for a client with multiple prior offenses.

Firearm rights restored for a client in Yuma County who had multiple felonies for drug related offenses.

Misdemeanor for disorderly conduct from 2008 in Mohave County set aside for a client with several low-level arrests and convictions.

Use our free online eligibility test to find out if
you can remove your Arizona criminal records.

Our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service allows us to have the leading background check companies reflect changes to your criminal record in less than 14 days, instead of months and even years like our competitors.

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