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Setting Aside a Criminal Conviction in Arizona

Posted by Steven Sherick | Mar 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Arizona allows a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense to apply to judge for an order to set aside the judgment of guilt.  To be eligible to have a conviction set aside the individual must have fulfilled the conditions of his/her conditions of probation or discharged the sentence of imprisonment which includes payment of any fines or fees imposed and having paid any restitution owed.  

An order setting aside a conviction also restores an individual's right to possess a firearm.  

There are some exceptions and limitations to the availability set aside relief. For example if a person is convicted of a dangerous offense or one for which the person is required to register as a sex offender a set aside is not available.

If you have questions or need assistance in setting aside a criminal conviction.  Please contact us. 

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Steven Sherick

Areas Of Practice 100% Criminal Law DUI/DWI State Bar Certification Criminal Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 1991 Bar Admissions Arizona, 1979 U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1979 U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit U.S. Supreme Court, 1985 Education University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona Juris Doctor with Honors Law Review: University of Arizona Law Review, 1977 - 1978 University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona B.A. - 1976 Major: Government Representative Cases United States v. Walsh, 873 F.Supp. 334 (D.Ariz. 1994) United States v. Amador-Galvan, 9 F.3d 1414 (9th Cir. 1993) United States v. Dominguez-Villa, 954 F.2d 562 (9th Cir. 1992) United States v. Grandstaff, 813 F.2d 1353 (9th Cir. 1987) United States v. Grandstaff, 807 F.2d 851 (9th Cir. 1987) State v. Peters, 1989 Ariz. 216, 941 P.2d 228 (1997) State v. Lamberton, 183 Ariz. 47, 899 P.2d 939 (1995) State v. Bernal, 148 Ariz. 149, 713 P.2d 811 (Ariz. App. 1985) State v. Noriega, 142 Ariz. 474, 690 P.2d 775 (1984) Professional Associations And Memberships Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice National Association of Criminal Defense American Association for Justice Federal Bar Association Pima County Bar Association Pro Bono Activities The Justice Project, 1999 - Present The Partnership Foundation


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