In Oklahoma, a criminal record may be expunged or sealed under the circumstances described below. If your record is expunged or sealed, it cannot be accessed by the general public, including potential employers. In most cases, you may say that you were not arrested or convicted of a crime.
If you pleaded guilty or no contest to the charges brought against you, and you were given a deferred sentence, the related record may qualify for sealing after you successfully complete all the conditions of probation. (Title 22 Oklahoma Statutes § 991c.)
For cases not involving probation, your criminal record may qualify for expungement if:
(Title 22 Oklahoma Statutes § 18.)
You must file a petition for expungement in the District Court of the County in which the arrest occurred.
Cleaning up your criminal history can be complicated. If you are not sure whether your record qualifies for expungement in Oklahoma -- or for advice about your personal situation -- you should contact a qualified criminal law attorney. A good lawyer can guide you each step of the way.