Senate Bill SB2140 amends the language of 22 O.S. 18, which of course is the expungement statute. It modifies subsection eight to now allow those who have finished a deferred sentence on a misdemeanor to petition the court for full expungement after only one (1) year has passed since probation ended (as opposed to the old two year requirement).
What else does it do?
It also modifies subsection 10 to those with misdemeanor convictions to have them expunged if ten years have passed since the last conviction. Basically, you have been good for 10 years and don't have a felony conviction. This is very handy for those who received suspended sentences back in the day on misdemeanors. You could also be eligible if you have a misdemeanor conviction and a felony deferred on your record. This could also be used to get rid of old tickets you may have paid of years ago and now you want that conviction off your record.
When does this go into effect?
Starting November 1, 2014 persons eligible can begin petitioning the court for full expungement. So if you have a deferred sentence that ended on or before November 1, 2013, you are probably eligible to have your record expunged. Contact an experienced attorney to handle this matter for you. The process takes no more than 45 days (due to statutory notice requirements). You could have your record clean for Christmas. It would make a great present!!
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