Changes are coming to Oklahoma and they are good changes!
This year has brought many changes that affect the freedom of Oklahomans, such as the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
Now, changes to the Expungment laws are going into effect on November 1, 2018. These changes will substantially affect many people who have felony convictions.
Currently, anyone with a felony conviction must get a pardon from the governor before they can expunge their conviction, and the conviction must be at least ten years old. If they have two separate felony convictions, they must get both pardoned, and must wait 20 years.
But that is changing.
New Law will allow Convicted Felons to obtain Expungement without a Pardon from the Governor
The biggest change to the new expungement law is that convicted felons will not have to get a pardon from the governor before they can expunge their record. Instead, they can immediately hire an attorney to get to work. Pleading before the pardon and parole board is no longer necessary!
So what are the eligibility requirements?
Beginning November 1, 2018, a person with a single felony conviction may get their case expunged if they meet the following:
- A single felony conviction (defined as one case, even if multiple charges)
- It was a non-violent crime
- No other felony or misdemeanor convictions in last seven years
- At least five years have passed since the completion of the sentence
That is it! Meet the above criteria and you will no longer be a convicted felon!
Oklahoma City Expungement Lawyer will erase your felony conviction
You don’t need me to tell you how much you’ve been held back because of your felony conviction. I know you live with it every single day. Now you can take control and erase it!
In the next article, we will discuss why the new expungement law will change lives and why you will want to refer every single person you know who could benefit from this type of expungement.
In mean time, if you want to get started now, complete this form or call us at (405) 724-8112.