Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get my record expunged?

Once we gather all of the information we need, we can prepare the petition in a matter of days and file it electronically. From there, the time it takes to process the petition and receive an answer from the Court depends on the County where the petition is filed. It seldom takes less than 90 days and can take as much as 6 months to get a record sealed. 

Can you help me anywhere in Oregon?

Yes. We are able to file your petition in any County and appear in any Court  Oregon.

Is my expungement guaranteed?

No. Even if you are eligible for an expungement the District Attorney can file an objection. The expungement s atute states: “if the court determines that the circumstances and behavior of the applicant from the date of conviction, or from the date of arrest, citation or charge as the case may be, to the date of the hearing on the motion warrant setting aside the conviction, or the arrest, citation or charge record as the case may be, the court shall enter an appropriate order (setting aside the arrest and or conviction)”

How long do I have to wait after conviction or arrest to expunge my record?

For an arrest, if there was no conviction, you may be able to petition for an expungement immediately. However in some circumstances, you may have to wait one year.

For a conviction, you have to wait at least 3 years from the date of your conviction. If you have more than one conviction, you may have to wait 10 years from the date of your most recent conviction. This is a complicated answer, and the best way to be sure about your waiting periods is to call us.