Record Expungement

We Fight for You & Your Record

The Criminal Record Eraser team is passionate about providing affordable record expungement services for individuals throughout Oklahoma. We understand the heavy burden a criminal record can cause, negatively affecting almost every area of your life. We believe you deserve a second chance and the opportunity to live a happy, productive life.

 

Our team of legal experts is ready to partner with you in this way, providing a fast and straightforward record expungement process. With many years of experience in this process, our team has gained the knowledge necessary to navigate the expungement process with ease. In a matter of weeks, you could be free from the burden of your past!

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So What Exactly Is an Expungement?

Reading legal articles, it is amazing to look at the statistics for what percentage of people have a criminal background, yet most of the charged offenses are not life-threatening, violent, or irredeemable. The truth is, most of us will have a negative interaction with law enforcement and most of us deserve a second chance… We believe that beyond a second chance, you deserve to lead a happy and productive life despite what you did in the past!

 

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How the Process Works: An Overview

Check Your Eligibility

The first step in the record expungement process is to verify your eligibility by analyzing your criminal history record. This record is provided by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) for a nominal fee. Upon submitting your request for the OSBI, your record is usually provided within 48 hours. Once our team receives your record, we will complete an analysis and determine whether you are a candidate for an expungement!

Meet Your Attorney

Upon completing our analysis of your criminal history record and verifying your eligibility for expungement, we will contact you to set up a meeting! We offer both in-person and teleconference options, depending on your personal preference and availability. During our first meeting, we will walk you through the details of the expungement process and complete a representation agreement.

Petition for Expungement of Records

Finally, we are ready to begin the process of filing a petition for the expungement of your records! Your attorney will get to work submitting your forms to the OSBI. Upon completion of the process, the OSBI will expunge your criminal record and seal the record from public view. You are now free to pursue success in every area of life, without the heavy burden of past mistakes.

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Oklahoma Criminal Record Expungement Process: Step-by-Step

At The Criminal Record Eraser, we specialize in Oklahoma criminal record expungements. Since this is our only focus, we can work quickly to file your petition and Order for Expungement. We offer our services at an affordable rate as a service to our community. Our aim is to make the expungement process straightforward and we will be there for you every step of the way!

Step One

Review OSBI Criminal History Record and Determine Eligibility

The first step of the expungement process is analyzing your criminal history record provided by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). In order to request a criminal history record, you can either click on the link provided and follow the instructions or provide $15.00 (cost of criminal history record request) to our law firm, Whiting & Bruner, PLLC, and we can request and review that criminal record report on your behalf:

 

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR OWN OSBI BACKGROUND REPORT

 

If you prefer that our law firm request and review that OSBI criminal history record, we will need the following information and fee from you:

 

  • Full Name (and any other names/aliases used in the past)
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Social Security Number
  • $15.00 Fee Required by OSBI (Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit Card)

 

Once we have the funds ($15.00) and the personal information of the subject person, we will submit our request to OSBI. That request usually takes no more than 48 hours for OSBI to complete and return that requested criminal history record to our attention. After we have received that record, we will analyze the record in order to determine if the subject is eligible for an expungement.

Step Two

Meeting with Attorney to Discuss Expungement Process

After we have determined eligibility for the expungement process, we will reach back out to you to set up a meeting (either in-person or teleconference; whichever you prefer) to discuss the details of the expungement process and execute a  representation agreement.

 

We charge a flat fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to complete the entire expungement process. That flat-fee breakdown is as follows:

 

  • Attorney’s Fee (fee for legal services, composition of documents, court  appearances, and performance at any scheduled hearings)
  • District Court Filing Fee (approximately $160 per County)
  • Municipal Court Filing Fee (approximately $150 per Municipality)
  • OSBI Processing Fee (approximately $150 to Expunge and Seal Record)
  • Miscellaneous Fees (mailing, postage, travel, etc.; approximately $10-$20)

NOT INCLUDED: $15.00 Fee to request OSBI criminal history record

Step Three

Review OSBI Criminal History Record and Determine Eligibility

Once we have determined eligibility, executed a representation agreement, collected funds, and concluded our initial meeting, it is time for your new attorney to get to work! We will start by composing what is called a “Petition for Expungement of Records.” This Petition will outline the details of the offense(s)  that we wish to have expunged. This will include the defendant’s name and information, date(s) of the offense(s), any significant court dates or actions taken by the court, and the resolution of that matter with the court.

 

The Petition will conclude by providing the Oklahoma Statute and section that authorizes the expungement of that record as well as a request that the criminal record is expunged or if the State of Oklahoma objects, placing a burden on the  State to prove that “the public’s interest outweighs the interest of the Plaintiff.” Once that Petition has been filed in the appropriate court of jurisdiction, a hearing date will be requested from the Honorable Judge who will preside over the matter.

 

The next document to be created is what is called the “Order of Expungement.” This document will outline the contents of the Petition for Expungement of Records and will request authorization and/or execution by the appropriate authorities involved in that matter.

 

If all signatures are NOT received prior to the scheduled hearing date, a court appearance will be required. If the State of Oklahoma objects, there will be a hearing in front of the Honorable Judge assigned to the case in which the State will argue that the public’s interest outweighs the interest of the Plaintiff and our law firm will argue the opposite.

 

If all signatures ARE received prior to the scheduled hearing date, a copy of the Order of Expungement (with all signatures attached) will be provided to the Honorable Judge for execution and filing in the courthouse.

Step Four

Following Execution of Order of Expungement by All Appropriate Parties

Once we have all of the appropriate signatures on our Order of Expungement, including the Judge’s signature, a copy of the Petition for Expungement of Records and a copy of the judge-signed Order of Expungement will be mailed to OSBI and any other agency requesting a copy of those documents and/or processing fee for their records.

 

Along with a copy of those executed documents, a check in the amount of $150.00 will be submitted to OSBI, which is what that agency charges in order to process the Order of Expungement and seal the criminal record from public view. As mentioned earlier, some municipalities will charge their own processing fee, which usually costs approximately the same as OSBI ($150.00), and that will be provided to the requesting agencies at the time the processing fee and documents are submitted to OSBI.

 

Once OSBI has the executed court documents and processing fee, it should only be a matter of time before that record is expunged and sealed from public view. The time it takes for OSBI to complete this step of the process varies, but it should not take longer than 2-4 weeks. In order to determine if that criminal record has been properly expunged, we suggest requesting another OSBI background check approximately 1-2 months following the date in which our law firm notifies you that the Order of Expungement and processing fees have been submitted to the appropriate authorities.

Step Five

Send Executed Order of Expungement to Appropriate Parties, Including the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for Sealing of Records

At this point, OSBI has expunged and sealed your record from the public’s view. Think about the reason that you sought an expungement in the first place and continue pursuing that reason!

 

Often times, people complain about a criminal record that was not accurately reflected online, leading people to think you are an unredeemable criminal, when the truth is, you either made a silly mistake in the past or your case had been dismissed or reduced, but the record remains for the world to see. Others simply want to remove that criminal record so that prospective employers, school administrations, prospective romantic interests, family members, friends, nosy neighbors, etc. do not have the excuses necessary to reject your application or make assumptions about you personally.

 

All of these reasons are justified and that is why we have created such an affordable expungement process! Reading legal articles, it is amazing to look at the statistics for what percentage of people have a criminal background, yet most of the charged offenses are not life-threatening, violent, or irredeemable. The truth is, most of us will have a negative interaction with law enforcement and most of us deserve a second chance… We believe that beyond a second chance, you deserve to lead a happy and productive life despite what you did in the past!

Our Price Breakdown

We charge a flat fee of $1,000.00 for the entire expungement process. This is the lowest price in the State of Oklahoma!

What is a “flat fee,” you ask? That means no hidden fees… That means you give us $1,000.00 and we give you a clean criminal record! That flat fee not only covers your attorney’s fees, it also includes ALL of the following miscellaneous expenses:

OSBI Processing Fee

$150

The OSBI Processing Fee covers the cost for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to expunge and seal the criminal record.

District Filing Fee

$150+

The District Court Filing Fee covers the cost of filing a petition and Order of Expungement in each of the proper counties.

Municipal Processing Fee

$150

The Municipal Court Processing Fee covers the cost of processing the petition and Order of Expungement in the proper municipalities.

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Begin Your Journey Towards Freedom Today!

Freedom from your past mistakes could be just around the corner

At The Criminal Record Eraser, we can provide expungement services for many types of charges. Please note that violent felonies and sex crimes are NOT eligible for our services. If you are unsure of the qualification of your crime, or curious about your eligibility, contact our team today.

 

We look forward to providing you with the tools and resources you need to get back on the path to success in every area of life. Your past mistakes no longer have to define you. We believe you deserve freedom.

 

Contact our team today to get started!

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The first step of the expungement process is analyzing your criminal history record provided by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). In order to request a criminal history record, you can either click on the link provided and follow the instructions or provide $15.00 (cost of criminal history record request) to our law firm, Whiting & Bruner, PLLC, and we can request and review that criminal record report on your behalf.

 

Follow this Hyperlink to Request Your Own OSBI Background Report:

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST