The State of Utah recently implemented its new “Clean Slate Law,” which means that many people with Utah criminal convictions may now have their convictions automatically expunged after required waiting periods have passed.
To find out if you qualify, the State has established a website where you can check to see if your criminal conviction has already been automatically expunged and/or when that might automatically happen.
What if I don’t qualify under Utah’s Clean Slate Law?
Some people assume that there is no option for clearing their criminal history if they don’t qualify under the new Clean Slate Law. Thankfully, that’s not the case.
If you do not qualify under the Clean Slate Law, that just means that your convictions will not be automatically expunged. There may yet be alternate avenues toward expungement that a seasoned defense attorney with experience in expungements can help with.
We have been able to help people successfully obtain expungement, even where they didn’t qualify for automatic expungement under Utah’s Clean Slate Law. Alternate avenues toward expungement always vary from case to case, depending upon your particular circumstances, so it is best to call and schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to see what alternate routes might be best in your particular case.
Reducing the severity of convictions under Utah Code 76-3-402 can sometimes restore eligibility for expungement. In some cases, obtaining a pardon is going to be the best way to clear your criminal record. This option is particularly helpful in matters where a person’s criminal history has been extensive or the nature of their offenses is quite serious in nature.
If you don’t qualify for automatic expungement under Utah’s new Clean Slate Law but are still looking for help, please call us to discuss your options. Clearing your history may not be as difficult as you think. Call and ask to speak with one of our expungement attorneys today.