Set Asides & Expungement Attorney In Tempe

Having a criminal record can result in hardships in everyday life. Criminal records are a matter of public record meaning that anyone will be able to see past criminal offenses of a person. Having these offenses public can make it difficult to find employment, get a loan and find housing. In Arizona, set aside and expungements can help hide these public records so that you can restore your rights and have an easier experience in looking for employment or finding housing.

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.

Restoring Your Rights After A Conviction

In receiving an expungement or a set aside, you have the opportunity to restore your rights as a citizen. Some of the rights you may have lost when receiving a conviction that you will be able to restore are:

  • Voting rights
  • Serving on a jury
  • Holding public office 
  • Owning & carrying a firearm

What Do Courts Consider In A Set Aside?

The court system makes the determination if you will be granted a set aside. Some of the factors that the courts will consider are:

  • The nature of the offense.
  • If you complied with the terms of the sentence or probation.
  • The time that has passed since the completion of the sentence.
  • The amount of subsequent / prior convictions.
  • Your age at the time of the conviction.
  • Any other factor the court deems relevant.

Are There Criminal Offenses That Can’t Be Set Aside?

Not all criminal offenses can be set aside. It is important to know which offenses can be set aside before starting the process. Some past criminal offenses that can’t be set aside are:

  • Driving on a Suspended License.
  • Criminal Speeding Violations.
  • Felony Flight Violations.
  • Aggressive Driving Violations..
  • Exhibition of Speed Violations.
  • Hit and Run Violations.
  • Convictions involving a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
  • Convictions involving the infliction of a serious physical injury.
  • Convictions for which you must register as a sex offender.
  • Convictions that include a finding of sexual motivation.
  • Convictions involving a victim under the age of 15.
DUI
Our Clients Results
Charge: Assault (13-1203a1)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: PHOENIX CITY COURT
Charge: DV Disorderly Conduct 13-2904a1

Result: DISMISSED AT TRIAL

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: DV - Assault (13-1203a1)

Result: DISMISSED AT TRIAL

Court: PHOENIX CITY COURT
Charge: Disorderly Conduct (13-2904a1)

Result: DIVERSION

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: DV - Disorderly Conduct / DV - Assault

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: Failure To Admit Deadly Weapon (13-3102a1)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: Shoplifting (13805)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: PHOENIX CITY COURT
Charge: DV Failure To Comply With Court Order (13-2810a2)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: Criminal Damage (13-1602A6)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: Failure To Stop On Striking Unattended Vehicle (28-664a1)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: DV - Assault

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: Theft (13-1802a6)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: Drug Paraphernalia (13-3415a) & Obstruction Of Highway/Public Thoroughfare (13-2906a1)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree (13-1503A)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: 6 Counts of Theft – Obtain by Misrepresentation (13-1802a3)

Result: DISMISSED ALL COUNTS

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: Urinating In Public

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree (13-1503A)

Result: DISMISSED

Court: SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Charge: DV - Assault / DV - Disorderly Conduct

Result: DISMISSED

Court: PHOENIX CITY COURT
Left Arrow
Left Arrow

Contact A 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.
Why Clients Choose Adithya:
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Anonymous
Extreme DUI
My boyfriend was recently charged with extreme DUI. Very scary situation, but Adithya was able to help us out and was very professional.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Julius Gilgur
Very Knowledgeable & Helpful
He was very responsive & easy to work with. I highly recommend his services
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Evander
Excellent
Very kind, helpful and smart helped me a lot with my DUI also with another cases I was trying to get taken care of so I could get my drivers license
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Jim
Vert good negotiator
He was ultimately able to convince the prosecutor to drop the charges which the judge agreed to.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Carlo
Great Communication
Adithya explained the process very effectively and calmly. He didn’t make me feel less for not knowing or being intimidated by the whole ordeal.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Robert
VERY GRATEFUL
Very professional and helped me in a very bad situation to get everything resolved so i could resume normal life.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Anonymous
REVIEW
Very professional and prompt. Always answered any questions in a timely manner.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Nicole
Superior!
Mr. Bala is a very efficient, professional and caring attorney. I knew the moment I spoke with him about my DUI case, I was in good hands.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Charles
A Great Attorney
Mr. Bala is a very intelligent young man with a bright future ahead of him. He is extremely professional, very compassionate and a very talented attorney.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Antonio H.
Unique talents give me second chance
If u want determination and good work ethic I recommend Mr. Bala. Once again all I can truly say is thank you for literally giving me a second chance in life. THANK-YOU!!!
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Mike
Excellent Attorney
This was my first time needing a criminal defense attorney and I couldn’t be happier with Mr Bala’s performance.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Anonymous
Amazing service
Had an excellent time working with Mr. Bala and it was no less than professional and respectful.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Ramona Hurtado
Legal representation with genuine care
He treats our family with honesty, respect, care and understanding. He is a genuinely good person and a great attorney.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Anonymous
Great worker...super smart
We couldn't have done that without Mr Bala. Great friendly staff. He's definitely our go to for anything legal.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Eve
Outstanding Attorney!
Hands down the best experience I have every encountered when working with an attorney! Always on top of everything, explained everything in detail and made sure I was comfortable and taken care of throughout the entire process. I highly recommend
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Anonymous
Adithya is a true professional!
He went bat for me to get the best possible outcome AND HE DID! I could not thank him more.. I would highly recommend using Adithya for any case.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Gerald
Great Attorney!
Great communication with us and a very positive outcome....thanks Adithya!
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
anonymous
Attorney
Was able to disregard some fees and counts towards myself quickly. Along with knowing the court system and what is right from wrong and what was meant for me.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
anonymous
Simply the best!
I was accused of a crime, Mr. Bala was hired as my defense attorney. He was attentive, accommodating and aggressive when it came to my defense. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you again Mr Bala!
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Anonymous
Definitely Recommend
Adithya was awesome! Quick response time and did everything he could to help our case. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Julia
Much Appreciated
I can't say enough great things about Adithya. He was incredibly helpful in helping my daughter
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Mary
Fabulous attorney
I can't say enough great things about Adithya. He was incredibly helpful in helping my daughter
Left Arrow
Left Arrow

FREE Strategy Call

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Legal Disclaimer:

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.

SuperLawyers Award
SuperLawyers Award