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How to Get your Pima County Criminal Record

If you have a criminal record in Pima County, you may be able to have your record cleared by having your offense set aside or sealed. The remedy that is used to clear your record will depend on the nature of the offense and your sentencing. Once you have determined your eligibility and what type of record clearing is appropriate for your case, you can start the record clearing process, which begins by getting your criminal record(s) and gathering information about your case. There are a few ways to get your Pima County criminal record.

For information on your individual case, you can contact the court clerk’s office of your respective courthouse, or you can get your records through the Department of Justice (DOJ) who also maintains copies of court documents. It is important that you prepare the information pertaining to your case that you need from the court clerks and customer service representatives prior to calling, such as

  • The name of the arresting agency
  • The date of your arrest
  • Your court case number
  • The class of your offense
  • The date of your final disposition
  • The date that you successfully completed probation, if applicable

The more information you have to offer will help the court clerk and costumer service representative to locate your case as quickly as possible. Also be prepared to give the person assisting you your full legal name, your date of birth, and as much information about your case as possible.

The contact information for the DOJ in Pima County is:

  • 405 W. Congress Street, Suite 4800
    Tucson, AZ 85701-5040
    (520) 620-7300

Hiring an Attorney to Conduct Research for Your Case

While you always have the option to conduct research on your own, it is highly advisable to hire a licensed attorney to conduct research for you. An attorney who specializes in Pima County record clearing will be familiar with the county’s courthouses and the Tucson DOJ, and will therefore be able to confidently gather prepare all of the research necessary for your case. An experienced attorney will also know what is necessary to prepare your case and knows what information is needed to file out vital court documents such as the motion for the record clearing.

When looking to hire an attorney, make sure that the attorney is licensed by the Arizona State Bar, that the attorney specializes in Pima County record clearing, and that the attorney, or firm, has earned an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.