Expunging or sealing records

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Question: Can a misdemeanor for domestic violence be expunged?

Answer: The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly. You may wish to consult our article Expunging or Sealing Records, as it may contain information that will help answer the questions you may have. Arizona does not have an expungment statute, instead it is called “setting aside” a conviction, meaning to cancel or revoke an order or judgment. According to A.R.S. § 13-907, everyone who has been convicted of a criminal offense and fulfilled the conditions of probation or sentence and discharge by the court may apply to the judge who pronounced sentence for a set aside, UNLESS the individual was convicted of a criminal offense: 1. Involving a dangerous offense; 2. Requiring registration as a sex offender; 3. For which there has been found a sexual motivation; 4. In which the victim is a minor under the age of 15; OR 5. Other circumstances as may apply.

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