Expungement Won’t Necessarily Solve Your Problems
Expungement is a legal process that formally seals portions of your criminal record from public view. This can make it easier to find or maintain employment, but there are strict criteria used to determine what records are eligible for expungement under Oklahoma law. For example:
- If you were arrested but never charged with a misdemeanor offense, your record can be expunged after three years.
- If you were charged with a misdemeanor and received a deferred sentence, you must wait until one year after the deferred sentence has passed.
- If you were convicted of a misdemeanor, received a fine of $500 or less, and no jail time, you are eligible for immediate expungement as long as you have no felony convictions and no other pending charges.
- If you were convicted of a misdemeanor, sentenced to a fine greater than $500, jail time, or a suspended sentence, you are eligible for expungement five years after completion of the sentence.
Felony convictions are either difficult or impossible to expunge. A charge with no conviction may be eligible for expungement, however.
You Need Effective Legal Representation
If you are facing domestic assault and battery charges, immediate action is necessary to protect your professional reputation and your legal rights. First, request a copy of our free guide, Domestic Violence Charges in Oklahoma: What You Need to Know, to learn how charges are prosecuted and what steps you must take to build a strong defense. Then, contact an experienced attorney who understands the specific challenges you’re facing.
As the only private attorney in Oklahoma to focus his law practice on defending individuals accused of domestic abuse and other special victim crimes, Lee Berlin is committed to helping his clients aggressively defend themselves in court so they can minimize the negative impact of a charge on their professional reputation.
Have You Been Charged With a Domestic Assault and Battery Crime in the Tulsa, OK Area?
If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic assault & battery in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call 918.384.0850 for your initial strategy session. We are proud to serve Tulsa and all surrounding areas.