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Expungement Facts

In Oklahoma, an expungement is available only in nine circumstances, according to statute:

1. The person has been acquitted.

2. The conviction was reversed with instructions to dismiss or the conviction was reversed and the district attorney then dismissed the case.

3. The factual innocence of the person was established by the use of DNA evidence subsequent to conviction.

4. The person was arrested and no charges of any type are filed or charges are dismissed within one year of the arrest or all charges are dismissed on the merits.

5. The statute of limitations on the offense has expired and no charges were filed.

6. The person was under eighteen years of age at the time of the offense and the person has received a full pardon for the offense.

7. The offense was a misdemeanor, the person has not been convicted of any other misdemeanor or felony, no felony or misdemeanor charges are pending against the person, and at least ten years have passed since the judgment was entered.

8. The offense was a nonviolent felony, the person has received a full pardon for the offense, the person has not been convicted of any other felony or misdemeanor, and at least ten years have passed since the conviction.

9. The person has been charged or arrested or is the subject of an arrest warrant for a crime that was committed by another person who was appropriated or used the person's name or other identification without the person's consent.

Expungements are definitely worth looking into, because as a result of being associated with a criminal matter, your career and your future earning capacity may be affected for the rest of your life. Therefore, I urge you to contact my office at 405-728-8223 concerning any questions you may have about how I can provide help with an expungement for you.