Tempe Set Aside Attorney (A.R.S. §13-907)
Cleaning Your Criminal Record in Tempe
Under Arizona law, setting aside a judgment of conviction is the process
that refers to obtaining a court order setting aside the charges, dismissing
the case, and relieving an individual of some of the liabilities from
conviction. The set aside request can also include a request for restoration
of civil rights, if needed. The process is open to individuals who have
been convicted of certain criminal offenses and who have completed all
the required conditions of the sentence imposed by the court, including
payment of all financial obligations arising out of the case. Set aside
is normally not available for those individuals who were convicted of
crimes that involve physically harming another person, dangerous or deadly
weapons, crimes driven by a sexual motivation or crimes where the victim
is under 15 years of age. Individuals are normally informed of their right
to seek a set aside upon discharge from probation and/or prison. If you
or someone you know would like to seek a set aside order to mitigate the
effect of a prior conviction then you should contact a
Tempe criminal defense attorney who can help.
Set Aside Lawyer Serving Phoenix,
Tempe & the Entire East Valley
A criminal record can have an adverse impact on your future. Individuals
who have been convicted of a crime oftentimes have difficulty obtaining
employment, may be restricted from voting, owning a firearm or accessing
certain scholarships or student loans as a result of their record. Setting
aside your conviction may pave the way in your pursuit of furthering your
education as well as achieving future career aspirations.
While there are some crimes that are not eligible for set aside orders
in Arizona, there are many more that are eligible. Prior to obtaining
a set aside order from a court, it is normally required that one fulfill
all the penalties, terms and conditions imposed by the court at sentencing.
Additionally, individuals who have demonstrated a true desire to move
forward in a positive direction in life, and who have lived a law-abiding
lifestyle since their conviction will normally have the best chance of
obtaining a set aside of their prior conviction. Here at the Law Offices
of Trent R. Buckallew, PC, we are adept at addressing the set aside proceedings,
and can help you navigate through the court process while we seek a set
aside order. The Firm is dedicated to assisting those who have been convicted
of crimes where set aside is a possibility, and will assist in every way
possible to see the process through to conclusion.
Contact a Tempe expungement attorney if you want to have a conviction set
aside from your criminal record. Your first consultation is free.