Expungement Attorney in Klamath Falls
Even though you may have a criminal record there is still hope that you can get these crimes off of your record and give yourself a fresh start. Expungement is a process where a Judge orders that all records of your arrest or conviction be sealed and unavailable. This means that they should not show up on a background check and that you can answer “no” when asked if you have ever been arrested or charged with a crime.
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MY CASE IS EXPUNGABLE?
Call and ask me. I will tell you over the phone if your case is expungable. Oregon’s expungement law is complicated and lengthy. It is found at ORS 137.225. There are multiple factors that will weigh into the answer of whether your case is expungable. Generally if you have only one conviction and it is for a Class C felony or less then it is expungable after three years. If you have more than one conviction then it is generally a 10 year wait.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Generally the entire process takes between two and four months. It usually takes me less than a week to have the paperwork ready to be filed. The delay is due to the background check and District Attorney’s office.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Generally I charge $500 for the first case and then a discount for each case thereafter. If you have a conviction that you want expunged there is a filing fee of $252. In addition, there is an $80 fee for the background check. You will also need to get a fingerprint card done and that usually costs about $40.
CAN I GET MY MARIJUANA FELONY EXPUNGED?
Previously marijuana crimes were treated the same as other serious drugs and they were very difficult to get expunged. However, the law changed in 2015 and marijuana crimes are now all expungable, just like any other Class C felony or misdemeanor.
WHAT IF I STILL OWE MONEY OR GOT PROBATION VIOLATIONS ON MY CASE?
As long as you “completed your sentence” then you will be able to get the case expunged. Probation violations will not be an impediment so long as you completed probation. You will need to pay off any fee that you owe to the Court before you can get the case expunged.