An expungement may help you get a different or better job. An expungement can clear your record of a deferred or suspended sentence as well as the arrest. A clear criminal background check will increase your attractiveness to an employer and help you get a new or better job. Some employers, especially those who work with government agencies or have government contracts, will require that you pass a background check before you are permitted to enter a government worksite.
If you are applying for graduate school you need to know that some professional boards will require that you pass a background check before you are allowed to practice in your field of study. An expungement can clear your arrest and your plea and reduce the amount of time required to investigate your background or prevent you from having to practice in your chosen career on a probationary basis.
If you are applying for an undergraduate degree, many Oklahoma schools will ask if you have a criminal history. If you respond that you do, your application is reviewed by a panel to determine if you will be admitted to the school or denied enrollment based on your criminal history. Getting your case expunged will allow you to report that you have no criminal history and help with your enrollment.
Are you looking to go back to school and want to increase your chances for admission, we can see if you are eligible for expungement before you apply. Start your expungement here.
Licensing, Permits, and Bonds
If you are applying for a professional license to work in a regulated industry in Oklahoma that requires a bond or a permit (insurance agent, welder, plumber, etc.) you will be asked to submit to a background check. This background check is a reflection of your character and fitness to work in your field of employment. Obtaining a private background check before you apply with your licensing agency or board will help save you time, money, and embarrassment.
Do you want to practice your trade but don't want to be delayed or denied the chance by the State of Oklahoma? Contact our lawyers to help you determine if you are eligible for an expungement. You will receive a response within one business day.
If you are planning a vacation overseas you can be turned away at the border because of your criminal history. For example, Canada can deny entry to their country on the basis of a DUI arrest regardless of it was a misdemeanor or a felony. An expungement and along with a legal opinion letter can ease your transition across the border and into the Great White North or into other countries.
Do not let your dream vacation or family trip be ruined by a past mistake, get started on your expungement before you try to travel abroad.
If you are a convicted felon you cannot own a firearm, vote, hold some public offices, be a fiduciary, or volunteer just to name a few. A pardon can restore your civil rights. A pardon is a forgiving but not a forgetting of your criminal history but it can restore your civil rights and allow you to live life as a normal citizen again. A pardon is also the first step to expunging your felony conviction, so long as it not a violent felony.
Are you looking to get involved in our government and want to make a difference? Our expungement lawyers will take you through every single step of the pardon process and we will draft an application packet that will try to catch the eye of each member of the pardon and parole board. Get started with our lawyers here.
An expungement can help you pass the kind of background checks landlords and public housing authorities run before they will rent you an apartment or home. If you have ever been denied a rental property an expungement can clear your arrest and your record of plea if you are eligible.
Are you ready to move your family into a safer and more spacious home? Before you submit another application for housing, contact our lawyers to see if you are eligible for an expungement. We are happy to help you clear your record to make way for a brighter future and a better living situation.
Guns & Concealed Carry Permit
Do you want to exercise your Second Amendment Right to bear arms? You may need an expungement to clear your record if you are applying for a concealed carry license. To have a concealed carry license you must pass a very stringent background check before you are allowed the privilege of carrying a firearm on your person. An expungement may still need to be disclosed but may weigh in your favor when it comes to awarding you a permit.
If you are applying to carry a concealed firearm on your person contact us first. Our lawyers will discuss your options and review your OSBI background check with you to see if you are eligible for expungement.
Reputation & Legacy
If you do not want to die a convicted felon or with anything in your past we will help you seek an expungement so you can live the rest of your life without a black mark on your record. Many people simply want their record cleared before they hit a certain life landmark such as before they turn 40 or before they have kids. These kinds of reasons are noble and are a perfectly acceptable reason to clear your record.
Are you interested in completely erasing your past mistakes? Contact our experienced expungement lawyers if you'd like to clear your mind and set your life on a forward path.
Divorce, Custody, Paternity
If you plan on filing for divorce or if you are in the middle of a divorce, your character may be called into question if you have a previous arrest or criminal action on your record. An expungement can clear the plea and the arrest and may allow you to respond that not such arrest has occurred during discovery. Getting an expungement may be the best thing you could do during your divorce.
Some government positions, some C-level, and VP-level positions require a clear criminal record before you can fill that position. This is especially true if you have a felony conviction or a felony arrest.
Get in touch with an experienced expungement lawyer to determine if you are eligible for an expungement.
If a military recruiter has informed you that you need to be able to pass a background check before you can enlist, an expungement may be your only option to clear your record. The lawyers at Bury Your Past fully support our troops and are willing to help you pursue a clear criminal record so that you can serve your country.
Start your expungement to determine if you are eligible to have your criminal record completely expunged and enlist in the military.
If you have had a protective order filed against you take a look at our page on protective order expungements. A protective order does not appear on the OSBI background check but it does appear publicly on OSCN and on ODCR. Depending on the county, some of these protective order petitions are publicly available and can be reviewed and scrutinized regardless of the merit of the filings.
Did someone file a protective order that is publically available? Get in touch with our team of expungement lawyers to determine if your protective order is eligible to be expunged.
Adoptions & Fostering
Are you looking to adopt a family member or are you looking to build your family through fostering children? An adoption or child fostering will require that you not only pass a home study but also that you pass a background check. An expungement can remove a barrier to expanding your family and ease the already intense adoption and fostering processes.
Have you been called on to take guardianship of an elderly parent or a minor who is a family member? One of the first things the court does, prior to your appearance in court before a judge who may grant or deny the guardianship, is run a detailed background check. The courts will not place a feeble person or a child with someone who is considered to be of poor moral character or could pose a danger to someone who cannot fend for themselves.
If you are facing an aging parent or the possibility of having to care for a loved one, contact Bob Wyatt and Clint James to start your expungement.
Credit and Loans
Are you looking to buy a home or take out a loan to start a new business? Some financial institutions may reject your loan or credit applications or charge substantially higher interest to felons who are approved for credit. By expunging your criminal record, it is possible that you can improve your credit position with your banks, lenders or mortgage company.
Avoid the embarrassment of being turned down for a loan and start your expungement before you fill out that mortgage application.
Has your child brought home a permission slip and request for parent volunteers for a school field trip? If you want to go with your child, chances are you are going to have to pass a background check before the school will allow you to travel with the children. The school districts run these kinds of checks to minimize liability issues and to protect the children put into their care. A background check may also be required to volunteer at a school as well.