Sometimes, Oklahoma City arrest records can be expunged or erased. Expungement can be a wonderful tool to help you move on in your life after you have turned your life around. It is actually a term for sealing certain court records from public view.
But just like shoes, expungements in Oklahoma come in all sorts of styles and sizes. A deferred sentence expungement is one kind, and it only pertains to certain records. Know the facts before you go to the trouble of filing a petition for expungement.
Oklahoma recently passed new laws, making it easier to become eligible to seal your records. That can make it possible for you to move on with your life, earn more money, and find housing. It is a fresh start.
Deferred Sentence Expungements and Oklahoma City Arrest Records
Expungements are particular to the type of record you seek to seal. Erasure of your name from court records is sometimes called a deferred sentence expungement or Section 991c expungement. (Okla. Stat. tit. 22 § 991c)
A deferred sentence expungement in Oklahoma is fairly easy to qualify for, but it has limited range in terms of the number and quantity of the records you can seal. In essence, with a Section 991c expungement, your record will show that you pled “not guilty” and that the case was dismissed.
This type of expungement does not seal or remove any other records. Your Oklahoma City arrest records and any court records remain available for public viewing.
Benefits of a Deferred Sentence Expungement
A Section 991c expungement in Oklahoma is fairly easy to qualify for. All that is required is that your deferred sentence be complete and that all of your other obligations to the court are complete. These obligations can include probation, fines, anger management classes, substance abuse classes, and the like.
This is often a quicker option than waiting for a full criminal records expungement, which can take as long as five years to qualify for. Often, this type of expungement can be used in the meantime if you do have to wait for eligibility. It can also be used if your conviction does not otherwise qualify for a full expungement.
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