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Criminal Record Cleanup Lawyers in Boise, Idaho

Helping Clients Get a Clean Slate

Having an arrest or a conviction on your criminal record can impact your life in many ways. Getting a job may be more challenging, as hiring managers are often hesitant to give convicted offenders a chance. Similarly, securing housing, applying for student loans, and getting security clearance may all be an uphill battle. If you are interested in criminal record cleanup to give yourself a fresh start, working with a team of experienced defense attorneys is essential.

Don’t go it alone or hire an inexperienced attorney at such a critical time. Reach out to the team of post-conviction attorneys at Tatum McBride Law, P.C., for counsel regarding your legal options. We will review your case in a free consultation to help you determine what step to take next. We have helped many clients clean up their criminal records and achieved favorable results. Contact our law firm right away to learn more about how we can help you with your unique case by calling 208-584-2590 today.

What is Expungement?

Expungement is a way to delete your criminal record in its entirety. In Idaho, the state will remove your records from every official source, keeping one confidential file on record that only judges can see. Members of the public, including landlords, hiring managers, and educational institutions, will not be able to access your records.

Expunging your records allows you to answer “no” to the question of whether or not you have ever been convicted of or charged with a crime. Unfortunately, expungement in Idaho is rare, and only a few people qualify for the deletion of their records. However, there are other options for criminal record cleanup if you do not qualify for expungement.

Who is Eligible for Expungement?

Idaho allows you to apply for expungement if your charges were dismissed, if you were arrested and not charged within one year, or if you were found not guilty or acquitted.

If you were convicted of a crime, you will likely not be eligible for expungement unless your circumstances fall under the following exceptions:

  • You were the victim of human trafficking and were convicted of prostitution
  • You were convicted of a juvenile offense but not a serious violent offense

If you are uncertain about your eligibility for expungement, reach out to our team today. We will examine your criminal record to determine how we can assist you.

How Else Can an Attorney Help With Criminal History Cleanup?

Because most convictions are not eligible for expungement, many people explore other options to clean up their criminal history. Idaho provides many ways to clean up your history so you can get a fresh start.
Our attorneys can help you with the following:

  • Withheld Judgment

    If you plead guilty to a charge, you can ask the court to grant you a Withheld Judgment. The court will not enter a conviction against you. Instead, you will have to complete your sentencing or probation as ordered, but you can ask for a case dismissal after you have completed those terms. You can request one single Withheld Judgment in your lifetime.

  • Dismissal

    Even if you are convicted, you can ask to have your case retroactively dismissed after completing the terms of your probation. Your record will show “Dismissed By Court” instead of “Guilty.”

  • Record Sealing

    While not as strong as expungement, record sealing is a way to hide your records from many members of the public. You must be eligible for record sealing and apply through the court in which you were arrested or convicted.

Should I Contact a Criminal Record Cleanup Attorney?

Having a criminal record can make getting a job, securing housing, and applying for educational opportunities very difficult. If you are plagued by a criminal record, you deserve to get a clean slate with help from an experienced legal team.

We know what it takes to get a favorable outcome in the Idaho legal system, and we will work tirelessly to bring you the results you need. Call Tatum McBride Law, P.C. today to speak with our legal team at 208-584-2590.