Under certain circumstances, Oregon law allows certain arrests, charges, and convictions to be removed from an individual’s record upon request. The laws that define when and how you can have a criminal record expunged implicitly recognize that people grow and change, everyone is bigger than their mistakes, and Oregon law values redemption.
A criminal record can have lasting and seriously detrimental consequences in a person’s life. The proliferation irresponsible websites that claim to offer background checks without the benefit of context or even simple factual accuracy amplify the problem. Many people suffer from an unfair “google problem,” resulting from convictions years past.
Besides misleading assaults on your reputation, a criminal record can present real and tangible challenges to finding housing, maintaining employment, and taking advantage of educational opportunities.
Based in Portland, Ross Denison represents clients throughout the tri-county area and surrounding Oregon communities, including Washington County, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Hood River County, and Columbia County.
Contact Ross Denison Law today to discuss how to move forward in cleaning up your past records so they reflect not your mistakes, but the person you have become.