An expungement of your criminal record clears away all traces of a conviction. Unfortunately, Arizona law does not allow for such a thing. The next best option, however, is a petition for a set aside.
As provided for in Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-907, a granted set aside means that the Apache Junction Justice Court will set aside the judgment of guilt in your case, dismiss the complaint, and order you released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the conviction, excluding some specific department of transportation and game and fish commission penalties.
If granted, you can say your case is dismissed, because it acts to dismiss the charging instrument.
The Apache Junction Justice Court looks to several factors in determining whether to grant a set aside, such as:
Importantly, there are some offenses that can never be set aside.
If you’ve been convicted of a crime in the Apache Junction Justice Court and want to truthfully say that the case has been dismissed, call the Rosenstein Law Group today to find out if you are eligible for a set aside. We offer free consultations for Apache Junction Justice Court set aside petitioners and will work to determine the best approach to getting the Apache Junction Justice Court to grant your petition. Call 480-248-7666 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.