Starting on January 1, 2023, Arizona now allows individuals with certain criminal convictions to seal the record of their arrest and conviction under A.R.S. Section 13-911. If you feel constantly shadowed by past mistakes that landed you in criminal trouble, then criminal record sealing could be exactly what you need to move forward with your life. Our team of Phoenix criminal record sealing lawyers at Suzuki Law Offices is eager to assist individuals with criminal records, to seal these records, and to allow people to put their prior convictions behind them. See what our team of former prosecutors can do for you by reaching out today.
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Benefits of Arizona Criminal Record Sealing
Before the passage of this new law, Arizonans with criminal convictions would have to disclose their arrest or conviction on applications for employment, housing, financial aid, and loans. Under the new law, once a record has been sealed, the individual will no longer have to disclose their prior arrest or conviction in such situations.
The main benefits of sealing your criminal record in Arizona include:
- Brighter future: Applying for a job, loan, housing, or financial aid is difficult enough as it is, but it gets even more challenging if you have a criminal record. Sealing that record makes it more challenging for interested third parties to know about past arrests, convictions, or sentences, so formal application processes become less stressful for you. If you want to move toward a brighter future, then you should start with criminal record sealing with the help of Suzuki Law Offices in Phoenix.
- Peace of mind: Even if you aren’t applying for a job, loan, etc., you probably still feel the shadow of a criminal conviction every day. By sealing your criminal record using Arizona’s new criminal record sealing law, you can increase the peace of mind you feel, allowing yourself to rest and relax again.
Are All Convictions Eligible to Be Sealed?
Not all convictions are eligible for record sealing under Arizona’s new law. Limits are placed on certain offenses, like some violent felonies or sex crimes. However, the majority of convictions are eligible. Our attorneys will be happy to determine if your conviction is eligible.
If Your Conviction is Sealed, Are You Still Considered a Felon?
Once your record is sealed, you are not considered a felon in certain circumstances. Once the record is officially sealed, you won’t be considered a felon for housing and employment purposes. However, law enforcement and other related parties will still have access to your record and see that you have been a convicted felon.
Protect Your Reputation – Call Now
Today is a great day to start protecting your reputation tomorrow. If you want to seal your criminal record in Arizona to make your life a bit easier and a lot less stressful, contact Suzuki Law Offices in Phoenix right now. As a law firm that is 100% committed to criminal defense representation and nothing else, you can rest easy knowing that our team is wholeheartedly invested in sealing your record as promptly as possible.
Let’s talk about record sealing in Arizona. Dial (602) 842-6762.
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