One method of removing your criminal record is to have your arrest of conviction set aside. Depending on where the offense was committed this may or may not be an option. If setting aside is an option you will have to file a motion to set aside judgment to the court and then it is up to the judge to grant or deny it. Most often you will need some type of argument as to why you deserve your record cleared.
Arizona allows for the “setting aside” of misdemeanor and felony convictions. The conviction that was set aside will be treated differently depending on the class of offense. For felony convictions, if you are asked about if you commited a crime, you will have to say that you had a case against you, but it was dismissed. For misdemeanor convictions, you can simply answer “no” if asked if you were convicted of a crime.
Whats on your record?
The first step to removing your criminal record is to find out what, if anything, is showing up on your criminal background. If you are unsure of what exactly is holding you back from jobs or any of lives other opportunities we highly recommend visiting our partner, BackgroundChecks.com, where you can get a full national criminal history background check for a super low price.