A felony or misdemeanor record in Utah can be a major obstacle to many of the important things in life, such as landing a good job, finding quality housing, owning a firearm, traveling and even dating. A criminal record can feel like a life sentence.
The good news is that Utah has one of the best criminal record expungement laws in the country. We offer interest-free payment plans, which make expungement something that just about anyone can afford.
We are the nation’s leading criminal record clearing law firm. Our Utah headquarters is in Salt Lake City. We serve all 29 of Utah's counties. We are the only law firm that offers an option to clear your record from the places that matter most— more than 600 commonly searched background check companies. Our competitors only handle the court records.
Utah allows for the expungement of convictions. Getting a Utah arrest or conviction record expunged is the process of sealing a criminal case after the case has been resolved. Having the conviction expunged opens the door to applying for potential job opportunities without the worry of a potential employer turning you down on account of old criminal records. Only limited agencies are able to view an expunged record, and an expungement will make a record unavailable to the general public.
Some the most popular benefits of Utah expungement are:
Take the first steps to a better life now by doing our free online evaluation and see if you are eligible to have your record cleared.
Expungement in Utah is a multistep process that is put forth by Utah law. The process requires interaction with the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), the prosecutor (which is usually the district attorney or city attorney) and the court. The victim of the offense also may be notified by the prosecutor and given an opportunity to object.
One of the requirements for Utah expungement is that you complete the waiting period. In some cases, we can reduce the classification of the offense and thereby reduce the waiting period. The waiting period begins to run at the time you complete probation or the time that parole is completed. The waiting periods are:
It is important to keep in mind that often times we can reduce the classification of the offense by two degrees (eg, reduce a Class A misdemeanor to a Class C misdemeanor) and thereby reduce the waiting period.
In addition to meeting the waiting period for the case, you also cannot have a certain number of separate criminal episodes. You cannot have:
However, if at least 10 years have elapsed from the completion of your last sentence, then each is conviction limit is increased by one to:
If you fit into any of the situations listed above then you may be able to reduce some of the offenses and thus become eligible for Utah expungement. For instance, if you have too many felony convictions, then we can possibly reduce one of them so that you will be eligible.
A plea in abeyance is when you plead "guilty" or "no contest" to the charges and the plea is held in abeyance for up to one year. If you complete the conditions of the plea in abeyance agreement, the charges will be dismissed after the abeyance period and there will be no conviction on your record. If 30 days have passed since the arrest and the charges have been dismissed or dropped, then you can expunge the case.
We begin working to expunge your Utah record the day you make your first payment. Having handled more than 14,000 cases and in courts in all 29 of Utah counties, we know how to get results fast. The time it takes to have your record expunged depends on the court, cases in Utah typically take between four to six months to complete. Courts operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you start, the sooner your record is cleared.
Our flat-fee includes all costs. We will conduct the research, file the necessary motions, respond to written or oral opposition from the district attorney, and send one of our attorneys to court to argue the case in front of the judge.
While judges have the option to request that you appear in court, such a request is extraordinarily rare. We send one of our expert attorneys to court so you do not have to stress about returning to court, missing work or other inconveniences.
We are experts on Utah expungement who have been frequently quoted in the Utah media, including the Deseret News, KSL radio, and the Salt Lake Tribune. Three of our law firm's attorneys graduated from the University of Utah.
Our Utah expungement cases come with a money back guarantee. If we are unsuccessful, you get a refund of all attorneys fees, which does not include the nonrefundable government fee.
And of course, we will be glad to match any competitor's price.
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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* This price includes filing fees and court costs. A report from the Bureau of Criminal History will need to be obtained, along with the certificate request form. This will require you to be fingerprinted and you may need to pay an additional approximate amount of $40.
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Expunged misdemeanor for retail theft committed in Weber County in 2012 for a first time offender. Riverdale Justice Court.
Reduced a Class 3rd Degree felony for assault to a Class A Misdemeanor committed in Utah County in 2004 for a repeat offender.
Expunged misdemeanor DUI arrest in St. George. Arrest occurred in 2008. No conviction resulted.
Reduced and expunged felony for possession of a controlled substance for sale conviction that occurred in Salt Lake City during 2006 for a repeat offender. Case was heard the Third District Court.
Expungement of misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence in Utah County committed in 2003. The case was heard in the 4th District Court in Provo.
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