At Gibson & Mullennix, we practice in a number of areas of the law. When dealing with expungements we always get a number of calls. Once we establish if our client is eligible, the question we get the most about expungements is the time frame it takes to get your record cleared.
Typically, we are able to get the clients expungement prepared to be filed within one (1) to two (2) business days. After that, the paperwork is mailed or delivered to the court where the record is held. Once the Petition is filed, then the Judge must sign off on the expungement. The Judge will either grant or deny the petition, but typically if a person is eligible the Judge will allow the record be expunged, and in some cases the Judge must allow the record be expunged. This can take as a little as one or two weeks or as many as one or two months. It simply depends on the Court and its volume of work and volume of cases.
Then, once the Order is signed it will be sent to the Criminal Information Center where the expungement will be processed and record will be expunged from the database. Then, it should be removed from your background check/ This process takes about a month or two as well.
We typically advise clients this timeline. However, sometimes it is sooner, it all just depends on a number of factors.
Please contact our office to schedule your appointment to see if you qualify for an expungement.