Our office is very proud to announce that Governor Fallin has signed SB2140, our reintroduced expungement bill, into law. The expungement law update, written by Michael A. Risley, will come into effect on November 1st, 2014.
It will do the following:
- Reduce the wait time for the expungement of a misdemeanor deferred sentence to one year, from two years.
- Allows for the expungement of multiple misdemeanors or felonies, so long as they "arise out of the same transaction or occurrence."
- Allows for the expungement of more than one misdemeanor conviction, after 10 years have passed from the latest conviction.
- Allows for the expungement of a felony conviction, even after a misdemeanor conviction, so long as the misdemeanor conviction occurred over 15 years ago and the felony conviction over 10 years ago.
- Finally, it allows for the expungement of Pardon & Parole Board records, which were previously unexpungeable and served as permanent remnants of the expungement of any felony conviction.
Many, many thanks to Rep. Cory Williams (D-Stillwater), the District Attorney's Council, the Legislative Staff, and everyone else who contributed over the last year.
We're excited to begin notifying all the people we've talked to over the years who now qualify for an expungement, where previously they were barred.