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Do Municipal Court Arrests and Convictions show up on my Criminal Record?

Massive data sharing is made possible with the growth of computerized record-keeping by government agencies. In the last several years we have seen municipal convictions that never affected a client suddenly show up on a background check or prevent them from purchasing a firearm. We regularly receive phone calls from people with long-forgotten convictions from…

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Can Arrests that do not Result in a Conviction be Used Against Me?

Arrests that do not result in a conviction appear on most criminal background checks. Most background checks do a poor job of showing the difference between convictions and arrests. Though arrests cannot be officially used against you, the fact that they show up is prejudicial to employers, landlords, police, and others who view your criminal…

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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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