Lohrke Law presents “Doing Expungements Right” class to Criminal Defense Lawyers

Attorney Jesse Lohrke, and Lohrke Law Set Asides Manager, Cherlyn Prescott, on Friday July 22, 2022, presented a one-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar to more than seventy members of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. The purpose of the presentation was to help Oregon lawyers who file expungements ensure they file fully clean up the records they are attempting to expunge.

‘The problem is that if a lawyer submits only the required information for an expungement, there will likely be information about the conviction that remains on the client’s criminal history. What we need to do is ensure the expungement orders that judges sign provide to agencies, including Oregon State Police, all of the information they need to fully remove all entries about the arrest, conviction, and related entries,’ said Cherlyn Prescott.

Ms. Prescott spent many years with the Oregon State Police as a subject matter expert in set asides and the criminal justice information services (CJIS) before moving to Lohrke Law. At the CLE she presented detailed information about the criminal records generated in a criminal case from a CJIS perspective. She suggested that lawyers in Oregon model their set asides orders on the orders that she helped Lohrke Law develop.

‘The criminal defense bar needs to be on the same page, and we need make sure Oregon State Police fully process expungements for our clients,’ said Jesse Lohrke during the seminar, ‘but to do that, we have to give the agencies all of the information they need in the pleadings we file.’

The written materials presented at the class can be viewed here.