Having criminal convictions on your record can keep you from getting a job, finding housing, using federal benefits, and getting loans. A.R.S. § 13-907 is the Arizona statute that permits a judge to set aside criminal convictions. https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00907.htm
A.R.S. § 13-907(A) provides that a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence may apply to the judge to have the judgment of guilt set aside. If the judge grants the application, the accusations or information are dismissed and the person is released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the conviction except those imposed by the Arizona Department of Transportation and Arizona Game and Fish Commission according to A.R.S. § 13-907(C). The person’s right to possess a gun or firearm is restored unless he or she was convicted of a serious offence as defined by A.R.S. § 13-706. See A.R.S. § 13-907(D).
A person cannot apply to set aside a criminal conviction if one or more of the following apply:
The judge who sentenced you or his/her replacement has discretion concerning whether or not to grant your application. Ideally, your application shows that you have had no further trouble with the law and are a productive member of society.
An application to set aside your criminal convictions is an important step that should not be taken lightly. You need an experienced attorney to prepare your application. Attorney Gary Rohlwing has over three decades of experience. Please call him today for a free consultation.