I often get calls from people who have read this website and want to know if they are eligible for an Oregon expungement. Almost every time they are not, usually because they have had a second conviction within the last ten years or the crime they are trying to expunge is an A or B felony.
Although I have written two other tips on the subject, perhaps I was not as clear as I should have been. Here are the requirements for an Oregon expungement:
1) Generally, the offense that you are trying to expunge needs to be a violation, a misdemeanor or a class C felony. It cannot be a traffic violation or crime. (You cannot expunge a traffic ticket or a DUII conviction.) It cannot be a sex crime. It cannot be Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree. It cannot be Endangering the Welfare of a Minor if that crime also constitutes Child Abuse. It cannot be a class A or class B felony except for Delivery of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, or Felony Racketeering that has been reduced to a misdemeanor.
2) Three years must have passed from the date of your conviction.
3) You cannot have had any other convictions, except for traffic violations, for a ten-year period prior to the date you ask the court to expunge your record.
To talk to an Oregon expungement attorney, call (503) 222-7178 or send me an email.