How long do I have to wait to have a ClassA misdeamor expunged from my record?

I live in UT.

Asked on November 28, 2011 under Criminal Law, Utah


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In UT a Class A misdemeanor can be expunged after 5 years from the date that the petitioner was convicted or released from incarceration, probation or parole, whichever occurred last.

Note:  If the petitioner has 2 different Class A misdemeanors, the second offense cannot be expunged.

At this point, you will want to consult with a criminal law attorney that specializes in expungments. While you could file yourself, it is time-consuming and tedious. Having an experienced lawyer help you with this will ensure it is done correctly and filed as soon as legally allowed.

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