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The Reasons for Expungement Application Denial

Handley LLC Dec. 22, 2021

If you've been thinking about having your record wiped, you're probably aware of the requirements in OKC. However, applications for expungement are frequently denied. The following are the most common reasons why an expungement request in OKC is refused.

Expungement Is Not an Option for You

There are some convictions that cannot be wiped from your record. To be eligible for an expungement in OKC, you must complete a number of requirements.

It May Be Influenced by New Crimes or A Criminal History

You may be ineligible for an expungement if you are facing a fresh criminal conviction or have a long criminal history. Many considerations must be examined by the court including the nature of the offense, its seriousness, your criminal history, and any aggravating factors.

A judge may refuse an expungement for the following reasons:

The Prosecutor Presents a Powerful Case

Your request for expungement may be faced with resistance attempting to persuade the judge to refuse your move, which is one of the finest reasons to engage an attorney. The records may be kept if the prosecution can make a compelling case against you. Hiring a lawyer puts a skilled advocate on your side who can assist you in presenting a compelling case.

Specific Deadlines Were Missed

There may be time constraints associated with submitting your request. Speaking with an attorney can help you understand this better so you don't miss any deadlines. Failure to file by a specified deadline may make it more difficult to have your criminal record expunged.

You're Overlooking Crucial Information

You'll need to gather the information you'll need to make a solid case for your expungement. You must complete the necessary documentation and submit it to the appropriate criminal court. Determine if the papers must be served on the district attorneys or whether an expungement order must be filed.

What Should You do if Your Application Is Turned down?

You don't want to miss out on the possibility to have your record expunged because of minor errors that could have been avoided with careful planning and the assistance of an experienced and qualified legal counsel.

There could be various reasons for your application's denial. Either your case is ineligible or your application has flaws. In either scenario, don't hesitate to get legal advice from an expert expungement lawyer. For a lawyer, see us at Handley Law Center.

**Disclaimer: This blog article is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.