Having a criminal conviction on your record, even one that occurred many years ago, will disrupt and complicate your life. The state of Oregon provides expungement options for most convictions after a certain period of time has passed.
Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law has successfully assisted clients expunge past convictions from criminal records. Our lawyers will discuss your background and provide clear and straightforward legal advice about your eligibility for expungement. If you choose to pursue it, we will handle all aspects of the process.
Setting Aside a Conviction
An expungement is also known as an expunction. In Oregon, it is referred to as "setting aside" a conviction. Regardless of the terminology used, what it means is your criminal record is cleared of a specific conviction. Once completed, that conviction will no longer appear in background checks, official government information or in law enforcement records.
A Fresh Start in Life
For some people, having a criminal record cleared of a criminal conviction provides a fresh start in life. It becomes easier to do things like rent an apartment and apply for a job. Many people don't realize that it may also affect your ability to own a gun. According to federal law, any felony conviction or misdemeanor domestic violence conviction will revoke your right to own a handgun. If those convictions are cleared from your record, your right to own, possesses, buy or sell a gun is usually restored.
Experienced Beaverton Appeals and Expunctions Attorney
Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law in Hillsboro, Oregon, will arrange interpreters for most languages, including American Sign Language (ASL) and Russian. A staff person fluent in Spanish is available to assist when needed. Hablamos español. Contact us at 503-388-4031 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Hillsboro expungement attorney.