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Proper expungement allows you a fresh start

| Aug 11, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Look around next time you go to the local Homeland store. Guess what? You may be surrounded by “criminals.” It’s not that Norman is a hub of illegal activity, but according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a third of US citizens have a criminal record. While that is merely a national average, and unlikely to hold true for the town of Norman, it is still a staggering fact.

If you are one of the unlucky third of the population who does have a criminal record, you already know that it can significantly reduce your chance of moving on with life after you have served your sentence. You may have been turned down for educational opportunities, accommodations, or employment because of your past. It could continue for the rest of your life if you do not do something about it

If you want to progress without people judging you on your history, you may wish to investigate expunging your criminal record. You need to ensure that the details of your charges are removed from all public records, which is not easy to do. Many people mistakenly believe they have cleared their history, only to find a background check company pulls up the details from some obscure site.

If you wish to have your Oklahoma criminal record expunged, you will need the help of an attorney experienced in these matters. The regulations are complex, and trying to do it alone will likely lead to failure. Exactly how and when a record can be expunged depends upon the crime for which you were convicted, how long ago it took place, your age at the time and the type of sentence you were given. Find out more about your options today.