Overview Description

Records relating to not more than two nonviolent felony convictions can be expunged by the court 20 years after the last felony or misdemeanor conviction, so long as the person has received a full pardon for both offenses and has no pending charges. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(13).

Ineligible Category or Citation

The 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 after receiving a full pardon from the governor. 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 20 years after sentence completion so long as petitioner has received a full pardon.

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