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Expungements and Set Asides in Desert Ridge Justice Court

Unfortunately, because Arizona law does not provide for expungement of criminal records, if you have a criminal conviction in the Desert Ridge Justice Court it will stay with you forever. However, if you want to clean up your record, you can do the next best thing and petition to have the conviction set aside.

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-907, if the Desert Ridge Justice Court grants a petition to set aside a conviction, then if will set aside the judgment of guilt, dismiss the complaint, and order that you be released from almost all of the penalties against you.

What that means is that you can truthfully say that that case against you was dismissed, as the set aside functionally dismisses the charging instrument and sets aside the judgment of guilt.

The Desert Ridge Justice court will consider the following factors in determining whether to set aside a conviction:

  • Compliance with the sentence
  • Prior or subsequent convictions
  • Time since the conviction occurred
  • Age at the time of conviction
  • Nature and circumstances of the conviction
  • Victim input and status of any restitution
  • Any other factors it finds to be relevant

It’s important to know that some offenses can never be set aside.

If you have a conviction from the Desert Ridge Justice Court and want to have it set aside, contact the Rosenstein Law Group today for a free consultation. We’ll help you determine your eligibility and the best way to have a petition granted in your case. Call today at 480-248-7666 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.


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