At the Rosenstein Law Group we understand that everyone is human and people make mistakes, such as drinking and driving. We also believe that one mistake should not ruin the rest of your life. That is why we offer a service called a set aside. A set aside is the closest thing, in Arizona, to a more common term called expungement.
The transition of re-entering society after any public offense can be difficult. These days, employers perform extensive criminal background checks before hiring a potential employee, and a DUI on your record can affect job prospects, your ability to obtain credit, and possible college credibility. By filing for a set aside on a criminal offense, if successful, that information will appear as a dismissal and that the judgment of guilt was vacated and set aside. You might be wondering, what is the difference between a set aside and an expungement. Generally, when something is expunged it no longer exists. On the other hand, when a conviction is set aside it is not destroyed, but rather the guilt is recognized as vacated.
The ability to set aside your DUI conviction depends on the specific circumstances of your case. The following are a few examples of offenses that are not eligible for set asides, 1) If you inflict serious physical harm, 2) If you had a minor under the age of 15 in your vehicle at the time of the offense, or 3) If the offense involves the use of exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
If your DUI conviction was charged as a felony or a misdemeanor, then you need to hire an experienced DUI defense lawyer if you want any hope of successfully setting aside your conviction. At the Rosenstein Law Group, we have experienced great success in obtaining set asides for our clients.
Our guarantee to you is: The Rosenstein Law Group will try to obtain a set aside for free if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt; we offer a "do it again for free" guarantee because we are confident in our abilities to obtain the best outcome. So give us a call at (480) 248-7666.