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How to Clear your Arizona Criminal Record

How to Clear your Arizona Criminal Record

The great thing about the state of Arizona is that the state has many different options in setting aside or expunging your criminal record.

How this can aid in your employment potential:
By expunging your record you are able to withhold information from your employer of your past history. Over 80% of employers today utilize the internet and background check agencies to ensure that you do not have a prior conviction. An expungement or setting aside of your record can eliminate this hurdle from the employment process and greatly increase the chances of which you are hired.

Expungement or Set Aside Step 1:

There are many variations of records that can or cannot be cleared. Depending on the type of violating and the severity of the crime, you may or may not be eligible for an expungement. Therefore you need to first contact an expungement specialist or use an online service that can quickly and easily determine whether or not you are eligible for an expungement. We recommend using the free online expungement checking system courtesy of Recordgone.com. They offer some legal tips and advice and have helped Arizona Expungement with clarification of the law at times.

Expungement or Set Aside Step 2:

The second thing to consider before you decide to expunge your record is to ensure that the person representing you is a licensed expungement attorney that will work on your behalf. There has been many horror stories of citizens attempting to expunge their records themselves and end up ruining the only chance that they have to clear their record. Hire an experienced expungement attorney such as Higbee and Associates of Phoenix to assist in determining the best method of clearing your record. They can be reached at (877) 573-7273 and have an office at 2942 N 24th Street #114 Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Expungement Tips:

The expungement process can be complicated and frustrating if you don’t know what you are doing. If you decide that you want an attorney to help, make sure to hire a qualified attorney in the state where you received your criminal record. If you decide to try to expunge your record on your own or simply can’t afford an attorney, make sure to check out our news and articles to help you through the process at Arizona expungement articles and news.
Send us any tips or suggestions when you go through your Arizona expungement process. We are always constantly updating our content and would greatly appreciate any information to help improve others that visit our website. Thank you. We will post updates to any changes in Arizona law that may effect you through trying to clear your record.

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Is Your Criminal Record Stopping You From Securing Your Residency in the US?

Is Your Criminal Record Stopping You From Securing Your Residency in the US?

An estimated 11 million illegal immigrants may have the opportunity to lawfully secure permanent residency in the US within eight years, according to the drafted immigration bill entitled “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” in The White House. This approach towards immigration reform can cause detrimental consequences to immigrants who have a criminal record.

If the bill is enacted, President Barack Obama’s proposal willtarget convicted [immigrant] criminals in federal or state correctional facilities,” according to The White House Office of the Press Secretary. Convicted criminals will:

  • Be removed from the US without the possibility of re-entering into the community
  • Need to pass a thorough criminal background check
  • Be ineligible for the bill if:
  • Immigrant served more than a year in prison from a criminal conviction
  • Immigrant was convicted of three or more crimes and sentenced to a total of 90 days in jail

The proposed bill is said to enter Congress by mid-March this year. According to the proposal, clearing your criminal record prior to seeking immigration services strengthens your chances in securing your path to legally immigrating into the US.

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Setting Aside Conviction is equivalent to an Expungement

Setting Aside Conviction is equivalent to an Expungement

Arizona’s setting aside judgment law is designed to help deserving people be more productive and put their past bad decisions behind them. Once your judgment is set aside, you can answer with confidence to any inquiry, including, without limitation, an inquiry relating to an application for employment, that you have not been convicted of a crime (though, in some instance, you must also call attention to your setting aside order for felony convictions). If the crime you were convicted of was a felony, you can also apply to have your civil rights restored. Additionally, in most felony cases in state or federal court, you can apply to have your gun rights restored. If your record is in Arizona, we recommend the record clearing law firm, www.RecordGone.com They have an Arizona licensed attorney on staff and an office in Phoenix. They can be reached at 877-573-7273. Payment plans are available. They serve all of Arizona and can help you with setting aside or set aside your misdemeanor or DUI.

Please note that “Setting aside” has the same meaning as “Expunging” a record in Arizona.

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Arizona Gun Control Rights… Do you know them?

Arizona Gun Control Rights… Do you know them?

President Obama recently stated the United States is in an “epidemic of gun violence,” at a White House proposal meeting regarding gun control. Many Americans who have been convicted of crimes are concerned about the possibility of losing Second Amendment rights due to the President’s proposal.

President Obama’s proposed legislation arises in response to incidents such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, as well as other shootings associated with the mishandling of firearm use and accessibility. The President’s proposal is a reaction to strengthening “local laws, gun crime laws, state laws and federal laws… holding people accountable who have committed crimes,” stated fellow Republican sheriff from Washington, Dave Reichert.

The gun control proposal would put into effect a variety of procedures that can effect the population of Americans who have a criminal record. Such proposed procedures would include, but are not limited to:

  • Mandatory background checks from both public and private establishments involved in gun sales
  • Higher penalties for persons who bypass background checks and purchase firearm through others, also known as “straw purchasers”
  • Providing pertinent information to the federal background check system
  • Creating incentives for states sharing background check information
  • Authorizing the General Attorney to categorize and profile individuals prohibited to obtain firearms
  • Law enforcements enacting of conducting background checks on individuals who have seized returned guns
  • Requiring the federal law to run background checks on guns recovered in criminal cases

Although the President’s proposed legislation provides the regulated, enforced, and strictly monitored use and accessibility of firearms to benefit our society, the initiative may also cause distress for Americans who carry the burden of a criminal background and are attempting to acquire and maintain firearms.

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