Setting Aside Judgements of Guilt in Arizona
Skilled Mesa Criminal Defense Attorneys
A criminal conviction typically carries a number of legal punishments, but many of the consequences aren’t revealed in sentencing. A past conviction can make it difficult to get a job, pursue higher education, and even find a place to live. Depending on your unique situation, however, you may be able to clear your name through a motion to set aside conviction and judgement of guilt. At McPhie Law, our highly experienced Mesa criminal defense attorneys can help you build a strong case for a set aside judgement. Our tough, trial-tested team includes a former senior prosecutor, giving us a unique understanding of the criminal justice system.
Who Is Eligible for Setting Aside a Judgement?
Many people refer to a set aside as an “expungement,” but they aren’t exactly the same thing. Although they will not completely clear the conviction from your record, set asides are easier to obtain in Arizona than many other states.
You may qualify for a set aside if you were not convicted of:
- A dangerous offense
- A crime which resulted in sex offender registration
- Any sexually-motivated crime
- Offenses which victimize minors under 15
- Certain driving violations, including driving with a suspended license
It’s in the Past – Why Pursue a Set Aside?
Unfortunately, criminal convictions impact your life long after the sentence has been served. Many people feel relief after completing their sentence, only to struggle for years to come.
There are many reasons to seek a set aside of conviction and judgement of guilt, including:
- Dispelling the notion that you are a “criminal”
- Making it easier to find employment
- Making it easier to find housing
- Restoring many of your rights
Call Today to Take Control of Your Future
While we can’t go back in time to fix our mistakes, there is recourse to help you regain control over your future. At McPhie Law, our Mesa criminal defense lawyers are truly dedicated to the rights and interests of our clients. We understand the devastating impact a criminal conviction can have on your life, which is why we will work so hard on your behalf when you choose our firm.
Ready to move forward? Call our firm today at (480) 771-7977.