Unfortunately for many, Arizona does not allow for expungement of criminal convictions. However, if you have been convicted of a crime in the Pioneer Justice Court, your next best option is to petition for a set aside.
A set aside, as provided for in Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-907, means that the Pioneer Justice Court will set aside the judgment of guilt in your case, dismiss the complaint, and order your released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from your conviction, excluding some specific department of transportation and game and fish commission ones.
If granted, you can essentially say that your case was dismissed as the charging instrument gets dismissed.
The Pioneer Justice Court looks at several factors in deciding set asides:
The nature of the offense
Compliance with the sentence
Subsequent or prior convictions
Input from the victim and restitution balance if any
Time since sentence completed
Any other factor the Court finds relevant.
Some offenses can never be set aside, however.
If you have been convicted of an offense in the Pioneer Justice Court and want to clean up your record, contact the Rosenstein Law Group today to find out if you are eligible. If you are, we will work to determine the best approach to getting the Pioneer Justice Court to grant your petition to set aside the judgment in your case so you can honestly say that your case was dismissed. Call today at 480-248-7666 or contact us online for a free consultation.