Phoenix Expungement Attorneys
Motion to Set Aside Conviction and Judgment of Guilt (Expungement)
Having a criminal conviction on your record can have life-altering consequences. For those who qualify, pursuing an expungement or motion to set aside conviction can help reduce or limit many of the obstacles created by a criminal record.
Our Phoenix expungement lawyers at MayesTelles PLLC can help explore your options for clearing up a criminal record. We offer FREE consultations and serve clients across Maricopa County and beyond.
Prop 207 & Marijuana Expungements
Proposition 207 legalizes the recreational use and possession of marijuana in Arizona and makes it possible to expunge records related to marijuana arrests, charges, and convictions.
Beginning July 21, 2021 individuals who have been arrested, charged, or convicted for certain low-level marijuana offenses will be able to expunge their criminal records under Prop 207. Our attorneys at MayesTelles are available to help clients evaluate their eligibility and navigate the process.
Learn more about qualifying for a Prop 207 expungement or contact us for a FREE consultation.
The Right to Apply for a Conviction Set Aside
Criminal convictions can have long-term repercussions that persist even beyond the end of a sentence or probation term. That includes problems related to:
- Obtaining employment
- Pursuing higher education opportunities
- Obtaining a license to work in various fields such as education, health care, or fields requiring security clearance
- Suspension of your civil rights that may include your right to vote and to lawfully possess a firearm
A.R.S. § 13-907 provides that:
“Every person convicted of a criminal offense, on fulfillment of the conditions of probation or sentence and discharge by the court, may apply to the judge, justice of the peace or magistrate who pronounced sentence or imposed probation or such judge, justice of the peace or magistrate's successor in office to have the judgment of guilt set aside.”
There are certain exclusions to this right, including cases involving dangerous offenses, sex-related offenses, offenses where a victim of under 15 was involved, and certain motor vehicle offenses.
Can I have my conviction set aside or expunged?
Many people refer to the process as "expungement" or "expunging a conviction" from their record. Setting aside a judgment and conviction pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-907 is the substantially-equivalent process in the State of Arizona. In considering whether to set aside a conviction and judgment of guilt, the Court will consider a number of factors, including:
- How long ago the offense was committed
- How long ago the conviction occurred
- The type of offense
- The sentence (including any imprisonment, probation, fines, and fees)
- Whether the individual has fully complied with their sentence and satisfied all of its terms
- The individual's character and contributions to the community
Depending on the court, the nature of the offense, and the individual's circumstances, a successful motion to set aside can be pursued in as short a time as six months following a conviction.
How to Pursue a Set Aside Conviction
The process for moving to set aside usually involves significant research, the drafting of a motion, and participating in a hearing with the Court. Having a knowledgeable and competent attorney represent you during the set aside process may mean the difference between success and failure, which can have significant monetary and other impacts on your life. Contact the experienced and knowledgeable Phoenix criminal expungement attorneys at MayesTelles PLLC today to discuss setting aside your prior felony or misdemeanor conviction.
You can reach us at (602) 428-7104, schedule a free consultation now!
Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving
Client R.C. was stopped by Mesa Police for a civil traffic violation and later charged with DUI, Extreme DUI, and Super Extreme DUI in a justice court. During the course of their representation, MayesTelles attorneys discovered important inconsistencies in the police reports. When we presented these issues to the State, the prosecutor’s office agreed to drop all DUI charges.
Fatal Commercial Vehicle Accident
MayesTelles Client A.F. and her husband tragically lost their unborn child as a result of the negligence of an individual operating a commercial vehicle in Yuma, Arizona. After substantial investigation including accident reconstruction and filing a lawsuit, the insurance company paid out the policy limits of $1,000,000.00.
4 Counts of Aggravated DUI Dismissed
Client M.W. was charged with 4 counts of Aggravated DUI in the Maricopa County Superior Court in July 2016 for allegedly riding a motorized bicycle under the influence. The attorneys at MayesTelles demanded that the State include certain materials in their presentation to the grand jury, resulting in the grand jury refusing to indict and the case being dismissed.
Client Charged with DUI
Client, GS, charged with DUI - sentence was reduced to reckless driving.
Client Facing Assault Felony
M.L. was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault, a class 3 dangerous felony. She plead guilty to Aggravated Assault, a class 6 undesignated felony, with a stipulation to 3 months of initial jail. She received credit for 32 days and the rest of the jail time was deferred. She was placed on 3 years of supervised probation. She has the opportunity to designate the offense a misdemeanor after successfully completing probation. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with DUI
Our client, A.R, was charged with 1 count of DUI and 1 count of Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision. During extensive pre-trial investigation, it was discovered that the police made many errors in how they handled the case. We were able to get the client's charges reduced to reckless driving. Location: Glendale City Court
Client Charged with Four Felony Counts
Our client, Ms. D., was charged with two counts of forgery - a class 4 Felony as well as theft - a class 2 Felony and also fraudulent schemes and artifices - a class 2 Felony. We were able to get her conviction reduced to a class 6 undesignated felony with the opportunity to reduce further to a misdemeanor. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Trespass & Assault
Our client, T.C., was charged in Maricopa County Superior Court on July 8, 2015 with 1 count of Criminal Trespass, a class 6 felony, and 1 count Assault, a class 2 Misdemeanor. On September 9, 2015, after an 8-day jury trial, our client was found not guilty on both charges. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Shoplifting
Our client, Ms. H., was charged with shoplifting - a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get her conviction set aside. Location: Phoenix Municipal Court
Client Faced 5 Felony Sex Offenses
Our client, Mr. C., was charged with five counts of felony sex offenses, including two counts of Sex Conduct with a Minor and three counts of Molestation of a Child. We were able to get the case dismissed upon a successful Motion to Dismiss. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Disorderly Conduct
Our client, K.F., was charged with Disorderly Conduct, a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get this client's case dismissed. Location: Tempe Municipal Court
Client Facing Multiple Criminal Charges
Our client, L.S., was charged on October 20, 2014 in Mesa for an assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage. MayesTelles PLLC was able to get those charges dismissed.
Client Facing Multiple Domestic Violence Offenses
Our client, Ms. C., was facing charges of assault / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), disorderly conduct / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), and criminal damage / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor). We were able to get our client's case dismissed. Location: Mesa Municipal Court
Charged with Assault & Failure to Appear
Our client, L.S., was charged in Phoenix on December 27, 2014 for assault and failure to appear. After completing diversion, our client's case was dismissed.
Multiple Felony Theft Offenses
Our client, Mr. C., was charged with Theft of Means of Transportation (Class 3 Felony) and Trafficking in Stolen Property (Class 3 Felony). Both class 3 felonies have a possible sentencing range of 2 - 8.75 years in prison. We were able to get our client's charge reduced to a Class 1 Misdemeanor with no jail time. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court