Changes to Oregon Expungement Law Eligibility

Oregon Expungement law is in for big changes. Senate Bill 397 takes effect January 1, 2022. It reduces most set aside timelines and has a profound effect on non-person Class B felonies. Expungement of eligible Class B felony convictions is now possible after seven years.   Cost Reduction of at least $281 per case by…

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Expungement Court Hearings

Must I Appear Before a Judge to Set Aside a Conviction? If you or your attorney properly investigated your case, there should be no need to appear for a hearing before a judge. A set aside in Oregon is fairly black and white. You are eligible or you are not. It is a waste of…

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How to Get Your Felony Expunged For Free in Oregon

  If one or more felony convictions that happened years ago continue to make your life difficult, there may be solutions to your problem. Oregon law includes several options for people who wish to clear their name—and their legal record. If you’ve stayed out of legal trouble long enough, a process called “set aside,” more…

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Buying a Gun with a Criminal Record in Oregon

   The right to bear arms has been included in the U.S. Constitution practically from the beginning. This right is reiterated in the Oregon Constitution as well. In the aftermath of certain criminal offenses, however, these rights may be suspended or revoked for the sake of the public good. Adults in Oregon who wish to…

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Can I Set Aside or Expunge a Conviction if my Probation was Revoked?

Revocation of probation does not prevent expungement or set aside, but it is a factor the judge can consider. When a criminal defendant is sentenced to probation, he is ordered to comply with certain requirements of probation. If he does not comply with those terms, the probation can be revoked and incarceration imposed. Despite the…

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Is a Juvenile Delinquency Record Automatically Expunged?

A number of states in the country automatically seal or expunge certain types of juvenile offense records at the conclusion of court proceedings or once the juvenile offender has reached a certain age. Unfortunately, Oregon is not one of these states. The overwhelming majority of juvenile convictions are eligible to be expunged once the offender…

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Why do I need to Provide a Fingerprint Card with my Motion to Set Aside?

Every motion to set aside in Oregon must be accompanied by an FBI-standard fingerprint card. This applies to set asides for arrests as well, not just convictions. This part of the process can seem invasive, especially given that for many crimes people were never even fingerprinted in the first place. However, the purpose of the…

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