Although many of our neighboring states offer those convicted of crimes an opportunity to completely clean their records, Arizona does not. If you want to clean up your record, the next best thing you have is the ability to apply for a set aside.
If you successfully apply for a set aside in the Kyrene Justice Court, Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-907 provides that the judgment of guilt will be set aside, and that the Court will dismiss the charging instrument and order you released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the conviction, save for some specific department of transportation and game and fish commission ones.
If granted, you can essentially say your case was dismissed as the set aside acts to dismiss the charging instrument and set aside judgment of guilt.
When considering whether it should grant a set aside, the Kyrene Justice Court is required to look at:
The nature of the offense
Your compliance with the sentence
Prior or subsequent convictions
Time since completion of sentence
Your age at the time of conviction
Any other relevant factor
There are some offenses that may never be set aside.
If you have been previously convicted of a crime in the Kyrene Justice Court and want to have the judgment of guilt set aside and the charging instrument dismissed, call the Rosenstein Law Group today for a free consultation. Together we can determine the best way to achieve you goal of being able to truthfully say that your case was dismissed. Call today at 480-248-7666 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.