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Misdemeanor Expungement

Expunging a Misdemeanor in Oklahoma

Expungement means that your criminal or arrest record can be sealed from the public. In Oklahoma, misdemeanor arrest records are much easier to expunge than felonies, even if your misdemeanor ended in a conviction.

The timing and eligibility of clearing a misdemeanor arrest record changed in November of 2014, making eligibility a misdemeanor expungement of your arrest record much more likely. These changes may mean that even if you previously were not eligible for expungement, you may be eligible now.

Why Would You Want to Expunge a Misdemeanor?

Even if something is a misdemeanor, it can still be pulled up on a background check. So, it might keep you from getting the job that you want. There are also some professional licenses that you won’t be able to obtain if you have a criminal record. You might want a concealed weapons license, but you’re unable to get one. In some cases, people simply just want to take it off of their record because they’ve changed and want to move forward with their life without being judged.

Am I Eligible for a Misdemeanor Arrest Record Expungement?

Maybe! Generally you will be eligible for a misdemeanor arrest record expungement if:

  • You were acquitted (found not guilty) of your crime at a trial
  • Your conviction was overturned by an appellate court with instruction to dismiss
  • You were arrested, but no charges were ever brought, the statute of limitations for the crime arrested for has run out OR the District Attorney admits they do not plan to file charges
  • You were charged with a misdemeanor, the case was dismissed, you have never been convicted of a felony, you have no charges pending, AND the statute of limitations has expired OR the prosecuting agency confirms no charges will be filed. (This provision does not apply to dismissals after deferred sentences)
  • You were charged with a misdemeanor, the charge was dismissed after a deferred sentence, you have never been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, no charges are pending, and one year has passed since the dismissal
  • You were convicted of a misdemeanor offense, you have not been convicted of a felony, no felony or misdemeanor charges are pending against you, and at least ten (10) years have passed since the end of the last misdemeanor sentence

Should You Try to Clear Your Own Record?

Everyone has the right to try to represent themselves in the criminal justice systems. The problem is that not everyone has the skill or the knowledge needed. So, there can be a lot of frustration during the process of trying to clear your own record.

The good news is that you don’t have to deal with the frustration. There is an affordable legal solution to help you clear your record. Robert R. Faulk of Faulk Law Firm, PLLC. provides expert-level service for people in need of expungements regardless of whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony. Additionally, Faulk Law Firm does it for fair prices and provides clients with low, affordable pricing that is available on a payment plan.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Robert R. Faulk and his staff understand that you have reasons that you want to clear your record. Faulk Law Firm, PLLC. provides friendly, compassionate service at affordable prices. Call now to book your FREE CONSULTATION: 580-249-9100. Faulk Law Firm, PLLC. returns calls the same day. They look forward to helping you move toward the future that you envision. Don’t delay – call now for your free consultation.