Getting A Conviction Set-Aside In Arizona
While many states allow you to expunge arrests from your criminal record, Arizona allows you to “set-aside” your conviction. A set-aside is not easy to receive, however, making it important that you have the right legal representation to help you through the process.
With more than 20 years of experience practicing criminal defense law in Prescott and the surrounding area, attorney Craig Williams has the experience you need when pursuing a set-aside. He will thoroughly explain the application process and provide you with the practical legal advice you need.
Setting Aside A Conviction Can Help You Get Your Life Back
Set-asides are useful because it can prevent a past mistake from ruining your ability to pass a background check for a job, financial aid, housing, college admission or military enlistment.
However, you should be aware that the set-aside does not get rid of the arrest from your record. Instead, your record will say that there was no conviction. This can be useful for convictions involving some types of traffic violations, most misdemeanors, and some felonies.
It is also important to note that there are several types of convictions that cannot be set aside. This includes sexual crimes, crimes where the victim was a minor under 15 years old, and crimes involving a dangerous offense. That is why it is important to contest the charges quickly and aggressively with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Craig Williams, even if you think it was a seemingly minor crime.
A Motion To Set Aside Judgment Could Be A Very Positive Change In Your Life. Craig Williams Can Make A Big Difference.
As soon as you are arrested or learn that you are under investigation, work with an experienced lawyer like Craig Williams to ensure your rights are protected. Do not wait and tell yourself that you can just set aside a conviction. Call Craig Williams, Attorney at Law, PLLC, today at 928-759-0000. You can also send us an email.