Cleaning a criminal history is called an “expungement,” a service we provide to our clients who want to erase the mistakes of their past. When you apply for your next job, you want to show the best version of yourself–and you don’t want any mistakes of your past to reappear. Criminal background checks are better when they’re clean. If you’re recently unemployed, get ahead by cleaning your record now to become the best applicant.
You can file the paperwork yourself or ask us to help. Either way, here are the ten steps to an expungement:
- Obtain fingerprints from law enforcement agency. (Due to recommendations regarding COVID-19, fingerprints are no longer required to apply for expungement).
- File “Application of Eligibility” with Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).
- Order “Certificates of Eligibility” from BCI for each conviction.
- File “Petition to Expunge Records”with the court that decided the case
- Serve “Petition to Expunge Records”with each prosecuting agency.
- Appear in court to finalize expungement.
- Respond to any responses from prosecuting agency or probation agency.
- Receive certified copies of court’s “Order of Expungement.”
- Deliver “Order of Expungement”to all government agencies in possession of records relating to the expunged matter.
- Deliver “Order of Expungement” to private background check companies.
For more information about expungement, you can review our expungement page or contact us for help.