If you are seeking an Arizona expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the Arizona Expungement Kit is ready.
Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in the state:
If probation is successfully completed and paid all fines
If convicted of a felony, sentenced to prison, and have been released
Additional restrictions on who can qualify for an expungement
- A person who has had their DNA sample taken in connection with a criminal conviction classified as a misdemeanor and hasn't been convicted of another offense requiring a DNA sample to be taken.
- Also, a minor sentenced to probation who then successfully completes probation. The minor must have been 18 at the time of the offense.
- State criminal records of arrests not leading to conviction can be sealed
- Records of wrongful charges, arrests, and indictments may be purged upon petition to the superior court the juvenile court records may be destroyed if in the interests of justice and destruction would further the rehabilitative process of the applicant.
- Individuals 25 years of age or older may apply for destruction of the excluded adult felony and
- DUI offenses.
Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements?
A court may order the DPS Central Repository to change/delete certain criminal information.
DNA records and records of juvenile offenders.
In the case of DNA records, the person's DNA profile resulting from their conviction may be expunged from the Arizona DNA identification. In the case of a juvenile offender, the record of the conviction may be expunged those involving minors under 15 years of age.
What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed?
The process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges.
The effect of an expungement is that the record is erased and legally deemed not to have occurred.
When courts seal records, they follow their own laws, rules, policies. In general, all records maintained by courts are considered public records. When the court seals their own record, their policies prohibit the public to view that particular record item (s) sealed.
Criminal records maintained by the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Central State Repository are restricted to authorized individuals/agencies –they are not public records –in accordance to state law.
For adult conviction records, a notation stating “vacated per ARS § 13-907” will appear on the individual's record. The conviction may not be used against the individual in the future, except as a prior offense in the prosecution of criminal offenses.
Upon setting aside a juvenile delinquency or incorrigibility adjudication, the court will order the individual “released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the adjudication.” The record may still be used for purposes of adult criminal prosecutions and by the Department of Transportation. Unless convicted of or adjudicated delinquent for certain adult felony or DUI offenses,
The records may be released only upon court order.
Are you eligible for an Arizona Expungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .
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