Oregon Criminal Expungement & Record Clearing Services
Having a criminal record from Oregon can create many difficult barriers to overcome in life. Furthermore, Oregon makes criminal records particularly available to the public, meaning that your personal information can be accessed by anybody with an internet connection and a few dollars to spend.
Fortunately, if you were arrested or convicted of a criminal offense in Oregon, you may be eligible to expunge that offense. Oregon realizes that mistakes can be made, and have designed their laws to help citizens rectify their past and provide for a better future. Our Expungement Law Firm is committed to restoring and protecting your privacy, and we will work relentlessly to help you leave your record in the past.
How to Remove your Oregon Record
There are a few options available for those living with an Oregon criminal record. If you are interested in putting your record behind you, and moving forward, these record removal services can be very valuable. Our firm offers the following legal services in Oregon:
- Oregon Arrest Record Expungement: Oregon State law allows for expungement, or set aside, of criminal records for arrests and dismissed cases. The set aside fully seals the arrest and conviction records held by state and local criminal record databases, making them inaccessible to potential employers, landlords, the general public, and most government agencies.
- Oregon Expungement of Convictions: Oregon State law allows for expungement, or set aside, of criminal records for most misdemeanor and less serious felony convictions. The set aside fully seals the arrest and conviction records held by state and local criminal record databases, making them inaccessible to potential employers, landlords, the general public, and most government agencies.
- Oregon Felony Reduction: Oregon State law allows for any Class C felony and a Class B felony for possession or delivery of marijuana to be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor. The reduction order makes the conviction a misdemeanor for all purposes, allowing a person to truthfully state they are no longer convicted of a felony offense.
- Oregon Firearm Rights Restoration: Oregon State law prohibits those convicted of felonies from owning and possessing firearms. The law allows a person to petition a court for restoration of your right to possess a firearm upon a good showing of rehabilitation. If a court issues an order restoring firearm rights, the right to own and possess a firearm is fully restored under Oregon law.
Why You Should Hire WipeRecord
Many Oregon offenses are eligible for expungement or a set-aside. Once an arrest or conviction has been expunged, it is as if the arrest/conviction never occurred. Furthermore, a set aside restores all rights, relieves all disabilities, and seals the record of the conviction.
There are many potential benefits to expunging or sealing a criminal record, some of which include:
- Being able to legally state that you have not been arrested or convicted of a criminal offense to employers and landlords
- Becoming eligible for professional licenses you previously did not qualify for
- Increased eligibility for student loans, housing assistance, and government programs
- Improving your ability to obtain higher-paying job opportunities
- Improving access and admission to college and other educational resources
- Eliminating the concern and potential embarrassment of failing a background check by removing public access to sensitive personal information
If you want to begin the process of removing your Oregon criminal record, our firm is here to help. You can start the process by taking our free, confidential, eligibility test to see if you qualify. Or, if you would like to speak with one of our Criminal Records Analysts, give us a call toll free at (844) 947-3732.
You can trust that you will get exceptional service form our law firm, as we have an A Rating from the Better Business Bureau, our attorneys are rated as Super Lawyers, and as Superb Attorneys by prestigious attorney rating services such as Thompson Reuters and Avvo. Our law firm has attorneys licensed to practice law in all Oregon state courts, provides low price guarantees, and is here to fight for you and put your criminal record behind you!
Oregon Criminal Record Removal Services
Oregon Arrest Record Expungement & Dismissed Case Expungement
Charges resulting in dismissals or not-guilty verdicts do not have a waiting period, and may be expunged immediately if you meet the requirements below. However, for arrests where there were no charges ever brought, a one year waiting period applies in addition to the requirements below.
You will typically qualify for expungement of an arrest, dismissal, or acquittal in Oregon if:
- You must have successfully completed all conditions imposed on you by the court;
- You must not have been convicted of another crime within the previous 10 years (excluding traffic violations);
- You cannot be currently under prosecution for a criminal offense (excluding traffic violations); and
- You have not had another conviction set-aside in the last ten years.
Oregon Expungement of Convictions
Expungements in Oregon are generally limited to Misdemeanors, Class C Felonies, and certain Class B Felonies relating to Marijuana or possession of a controlled substance. Traffic crime violations such as speeding, DUI, sex crimes, violent felonies covered by Measure 11, offenses relating to children, and sex offenses are typically not eligible to be set aside. An expungement results in the complete removal of a criminal record-it is completely deleted from the public record as if it never happened. Afterwards, you can legally state that you have not been arrested or convicted of the expunged crime.
For qualifying offenses, it must have been three years from the date of conviction to be eligible for an Oregon conviction expungement. If you have been convicted of any other crimes (excluding traffic offenses), this waiting period is extended to 10 years. Once the applicable waiting period has passed, you must meet each of the following conditions below.
You will typically qualify for expungement of certain convictions in Oregon if:
- Three years has passed since the conviction;
- You have not been convicted of a non-traffic offense within the last 10 years;
- You are not currently being prosecuted for a crime; and
- You have not had another conviction set-aside in the last ten years
Oregon Felony Reduction
Oregon allows a person convicted of any Class C felony or Class B felony for possession or delivery of marijuana to request that the court reduce the offense to a Class A misdemeanor. If granted, the judge will enter an order declaring the offense to be a misdemeanor for all purposes. Once entered, the record is updated with the courts and with the Oregon State Police. In determining whether to grant the request for reduction, the court will evaluate the nature and circumstances of the crime and the history and character of the defendant. Requesting reduction of your case to misdemeanor can be complicated, and you want to make sure you provide the court with all of the information relevant to your request.
Oregon Firearm Rights Restoration
Oregon law allows a person barred from possessing a firearm to petition for relief in the Circuit Court of the county where they reside. The request for relief is served upon the Sheriff’s office for that county. The Sheriff’s Office and the Court will make a determination based on a good finding of rehabilitation. Firearm rights restoration is never allowed for certain types of convictions. An individual can request restoration of firearm rights so long as they don’t have any conviction for the following types of offenses:
- A “person felony” as defined by the rules of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission;
- An offense requiring imposition of a mandatory minimum sentence;
- A person currently serving a sentence or has served a felony sentence in the one year period preceding the filing of the petition.
In addition to a petition for restoration of firearm rights, firearm eligibility can be restored with an Oregon Set Aside, or expungement, or by reduction of a felony offense to misdemeanor. The laws for restoration of firearm rights can be complicated and you should definitely consult an attorney when trying to restore your Second Amendment rights under Oregon law.
These rules can be difficult to follow without the assistance of an attorney. Contact our experienced attorneys to see if you qualify for expungement in Oregon. We are happy to provide a FREE consultation to let you know what your options are to clear your criminal record.
Click here to view the Oregon Expungement Statute.
Oregon Office Location:
1001 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
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