In Arizona, true expungement is only available to offenses committed as a juvenile under circumstances controlled by statute. For most offenses committed as adults, a motion to set aside the conviction may be filed after successful completion of probation. A motion to set aside a conviction is not true expungement, but does remove the conviction from the person’s record and orders that the person be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the conviction. Unfortunately, DUIs are excluded from the set aside statute. Other crimes are also excluded from the statute such as: those involving the infliction of serious physical injury, use or exhibition of a deadly weapon, including victims under age 15, and other exceptions listed in the statute.
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