How to remove a misdemeanor from your record in Arizona?

Being convicted of a misdemeanor in Arizona can follow you throughout the rest of your life. Having a conviction on your record could have harmful consequences on employment, housing, voting and other rights that the everyday person has. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, it may be worth taking the time to get that conviction set aside. (expunged)

If you are looking to expunge or set aside a past criminal offense, then you should consult with an expungement attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who is approachable, accommodating and affordable. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.

Can You Have Your Conviction Set Aside in Arizona?

The state of Arizona does not allow for an expungement of a crime. In Arizona, you can get a conviction “Set Aside”. Having a conviction Set Aside will help you restore your rights and show potential employers and landlords that you satisfied all conditions post conviction and that the court has dismissed the conviction. Set asides are not available when you have been convicted of: (Arizona Statutes § 13-907)

  • A dangerous offense
  • A crime that requires you to register as a sex offender
  • An offense involving a finding of sexual motivation
  • A crime in which the victim is under 15 years of age
  • Certain driving offenses

Who is Eligible for Expungement?

In Arizona, there are 3 major factors that are considered when determining who is eligible for their conviction to be set aside. Those 3 factors are:

  • Whether your sentence is complete: For your sentence to be considered complete, you must finish ALL terms set by the court. This includes any additional terms outside of a probation term or prison sentence. 
  • Whether your conviction is a disqualified conviction as listed in ARS 13-905: The type of conviction you have will determine whether you are eligible for a set aside. If you were convicted of a crime mentioned above, then you may not be eligible for a set aside. 
  • Additional factors that a judge will consider: There are many other factors you can expect a judge to consider when determining the eligibility of a set aside. All of these factors can be found under ARS 13-905.

Contact An Experienced Set Aside / Expungement Attorney In Tempe

At Bala Legal Services, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced attorney who is approachable, accommodating and affordable. 

Our firm serves the areas of Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Chandler. If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Arizona, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Bala Legal Services team are licensed to practice law in Arizona. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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