Oregon law provides several remedies for people who are suffering the consequences of a prior conviction or arrest.
Expungement – Penal Code §1203.4 and §1203.4(a) – If you are no longer “serving a sentence for any offense, nor on probation for any offense, nor under the charge of commission of any crime” you may be eligible to have your guilty plea withdrawn and your conviction set aside, resulting in a dismissal.
Termination of probation – Penal Code §1203.3 – If you are still on probation you may petition the Court to terminate your probation early if the Judge finds that doing so would be in “the interest of justice.”
Reducing a felony conviction to a misdemeanor – Penal Code §17(b) or Prop 47 – Certain felonies, also known as wobblers, may be reduced to misdemeanors upon petitioning the Court.
Sealing an arrest record – Penal Code §851.8 – If you were arrested and your case was never filed or if your case resulted in a dismissal, you may be eligible to seal your arrest record.
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Casey Kovacic is a criminal defense attorney representing clients charged with crimes in the Portland area, including Hillsboro, Beaverton, Gresham, Aloha, King City, North Plains, Banks, Oregon City, Wilsonville, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Troutdale, Fairview, Tigard, Tualatin, Forest Grove, Cornelius, Sherwood, and all communities in Multnomah County and Washington County. Casey Kovacic has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 2008. He is also a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the Oregon Defense Attorney Consortium.