The worst possible record situation you can be in, is if you are on a Sex of Kidnap Registry. This can devastate your life because potential employers and landowners will not consider hiring or provide a lease to you.
Your life can be easily controlled with a Misdemeanor on your record
More than 80 Percent of employers conduct background checks. The internet makes it incredibly easy for anyone to look up your record, whether that be friends, colleagues family, etc. On top of that, there are mugshot websites that can even display your arrest image, and more often than not these websites are public and can be viewed by anyone. Setting aside your record is the only way you can eliminate these painful and embarrassing images.
If you have been listed onto a mugshot or background check website, we highly recommend finding a setting-aside attorney or law firm to represent you. There are many firms out there that will assist you in the setting-aside of your record. Recordgone.com is one of the longest running record clearing specialist law firms so if you have any questions, they may be able to assist you.
Generally speaking there are a few rules you will need to keep in mind before even considering contacting a lawyer:
- Infliction of serious physical injury to another body.
- Exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
- Ordered by the court to register pursuant to section 13-3821.
- A crime of sexual motivation pursuant to section 13-118.
- Any violation where the victim was a minor under fifteen years of age.
- Any local ordinance relating to stopping, standing, or operation of a vehicle.
A setting-aside of the conviction will make it so that the record shows you have not been convicted of the offense. Arizona processes a little faster than other states, so a setting-aside process will normally take between 2 to 4 months.
By seeking legal assistance from a setting-aside or expungement law firm, you can greatly increase your chances to have your record set aside.