Overview Description

Records relating to a nonviolent felony conviction, or convictions arising out of the same transaction or occurrence, can be expunged five years after the sentence is completed, so long as the person has no other conviction in the past seven years and no pending charges. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(12), (C).

Ineligible Category or Citation

Offenses listed in 57 Okl. St. § 571 are ineligible for expungement.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the district court where the arrest information is located. For the specific procedure, see 22 Okl. St. § 19 and 57 Okl. St. § 332.2.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

"Expungement" means the sealing of criminal records, as well as any public civil record. 22 Okl. St. § 18(B). The person and criminal justice agencies can reply to inquiries that no official action against the person occurred and need not disclose any information in the sealed record. Employers, educational institutions, and other cannot require an applicant to disclose a sealed record, and the applicant can answer that no such action ever occurred. After 10 years, a sealed record can be obliterated or destroyed. 22 Okl. St. §§ 18, 19.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed five years after sentence completion.

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