Portland Expungement Lawyer
Helping Clients Protect Their Reputations
If you were arrested or convicted of a crime in the past, you probably already paid the price. Unfortunately, your past may still come back to haunt your present life. Employers, landlords, and universities commonly perform criminal background checks these days. While everyone makes mistakes, they can learn from them and make changes for the better. Attorney Robert Cleland understands this firsthand, and he has dedicated his life to helping people clean up their past and get on the road to recovery. Call the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland today to learn more.
Am I Eligible for Expungement?
Oregon law sometimes allows those who were arrested or convicted of a crime to request that a judge order it to be set aside. This is commonly known as an expungement. Our firm has successfully moved to set aside numerous arrests and convictions.
You may be eligible for an expungement if:
- Your charges were dropped
- You were proven innocent of the crime
- Enough time has passed since the arrest or conviction
- Your crime was considered a minor one
To learn more about whether or not you are eligible, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation.
How Much Does it Cost to Expunge a Felony in Oregon?
If you were convicted of an offense, it costs roughly $1000 to expunge each offense, including a $265 filing fee and an $80 fee to the State Police. If your case was dismissed, the costs are around $600. Each case you were convicted of or dismissed will be a separate fee; however, if there are multiple Counts on the same case, those are unlikely to require additional fees. If you do not qualify for an expungement and have to file other mechanisms to get your rights restored, those can be much more time consuming and expensive.
How Long Does an Expungement Take In Oregon?
Usually, expungement in Oregon takes about 3-4 months. Most of this time will be taken by waiting on your paperwork to finish getting through the legal system.
Which Crimes in Oregon Can’t Be Expunged?
The crimes that can’t be expunged in Oregon are sex crimes, child abuse, class A felonies (unless it was related to marijuana). Even traffic crimes and violations are not eligible for expungements.
Get Started Today
Our firm understands the challenges that come with filing for expungement. There will be paperwork to submit and fees to pay, but we can help you throughout the entire process. Our team is known for aggressive representation, and we are prepared to walk you through until your criminal record is successfully hidden.
Get started today. Call (503) 433-8285 now.
I couldn't have been happier with his devotion and work ethic.- Jen
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