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Arizona Record Sealing

Do you have a criminal record in Arizona? Are you afraid that the case is showing up on background checks and keeping you from great jobs and other prospects? Record clearing is our specialty. We want to help you seal your conviction or arrest record in Arizona.

New for 2023, the newly enacted Senate Bill 1294 permits those with a criminal records to seal their arrest, conviction, and sentencing records to be sealed from public view!

It’s not fair that a criminal record can still show up on your record in perpetuity no matter how many good acts you’ve performed in the subsequent years. Unfortunately, that is the reality. Your past Arizona record may appear on routine background checks run by potential employers, potential landlords, financial institutions, or anyone else with internet access and a few dollars to spare. The knowledge about your past record can be used to discriminate against you and unfairly block you from opportunities. The law in Arizona does provide that your arrest record can be sealed so that you can prevent the above effects and be able to live your life unfettered by your past arrest.

We lead the nation in post-conviction relief and record clearing law and we want to use our talents and experience to help you. In Arizona, we have worked on 3,000+ record clearing cases. Unlike our competition we offer record clearing not just in the courtroom but also with the most popular background check companies. Take a few moments to start improving your future by filling out this free evaluation to see if you qualify to get your record record sealed.

Is Your Record Eligible to be Sealed?

Under ARS 13-911 if you have been arrested and not convicted, or if enough time has passed since completion of your conviction sentence, you may qualify for a record sealing of your case files in Arizona. There are also a number of exclusions, those convicted of dangerous offenses, crimes against children, serious or violent felonies, sex trafficking, and sex crime convictions.

Those convicted may petition follow the completion of their sentence including all fines, fees, and restitution after the following periods of time:

  • 10 years for a class 2 or 3 felony
  • 5 years for a class 4, 5, or 6 felony
  • 3 years for a class 1 misdemeanor
  • 2 years for a class 2 or 3 misdemeanor

If you have a previous felony conviction, the waiting periods are extended by an additional 5 years. If you have multiple convictions, you must wait for the waiting period to pass for each of your convictions before requesting relief. Petitioners who arrested and not convicted are not subject to a waiting period. However, if the arrest is too recent, the judge still has the authority to deny the request.

If the judge grants the request for record sealing, you’ll be able to deny the existence of the case in almost all circumstances. Take our free eligibility test to see if you qualify to get your arrest record sealed.

Sealing a Criminal Arrest Record In Arizona

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 successful, the judge will order the clerk of the court to notify the Arizona Department of Public Safety and prosecutor to seal the case records. The department of public safety will designate their records as sealed and inform all the appropriate state and federal law enforcement agencies of the sealing.

All law enforcement agencies and courts will be prohibited from distributing the arrest conviction, or sentencing records to anyone with limited exceptions for law enforcement and government agencies. It will be as if the case did not happen.

Benefits of Sealing Your AZ Arrest Record

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 with few exceptions. A person whose records are sealed may state in all instances that they have never been arrested, charged, or convicted.

How Long Does it Take To Seal A Record in AZ?

The standard record sealing case in Arizona can take 6 months or more. The time it takes differs depending on how many cases the court has taken before yours, because they process each case as they get them. Since this is a new relief available for 2023, there will also likely be a flood of applicants, slowing the court and DA’s processes down. The amount of time that has passed since the incident, availability of records, whether the DA objects, and the details of your case can also all affect the length of the process.

The price we charge for this service is a flat price that includes all the work we do to get your record sealed plus filing fees and court costs. We pride ourselves in offering such a valuable life changing service at a reasonable price. We even offer an interest-free payment plan that can help you sign up with us sooner so we can start working on your case sooner.

Once we receive your case we gather information necessary for your petition. We then put your petition together and file it with the proper court. If the DA objects to your petition we will respond to that objection. We also have one of our top attorneys attend court to represent your interests fervently. We have found that in the majority of the cases your presence in court will not be mandatory.

Online Case Management System: Want to know what is happening with your case? We offer an easy and convenient way to check the status of your case by logging into our exclusive online case management system.

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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.

Take our online eligibility test to find out exactly
how you can remove your criminal records.

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Price* $1,100.00 $4,000.00
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Get started with $49.00 Plus 3 interest-free monthly payments of only $350.00.

* This price includes filing fees and court costs. In some instances a report from the Department of Public Safety may need to be obtained. This may require you to be fingerprinted and you may need to a pay an additional approximate amount of $25.

Arizona Record Sealing

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5 I am overwhelmed with joy that I found this service, I thought that I was going to live with the albatross for the rest of my life. They made this process as easy as it possibly could be and for an incredibly affordable rate. I could not be happier.
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