What are the benefits of an expungement?
What is an Expungement?
Full Expungements, or Section 18/19 Expungements, erase your criminal arrest, criminal charge, criminal court proceedings and other public criminal records. In fact, once the Full Expungement Order is filed and officially processed, the past criminal incident is deemed never to have occurred. Furthermore, after a successful expungement, a person can legally and truthfully state that the past incident that has been expunged never occurred. It truly is like it never even happened.
Partial expungements in Oklahoma, sometimes also referred to as “991c expungements”, only apply to defendants who have received a deferred sentence. After a successful §991c Expungement, a person’s case record will be removed from both OSCN.net and ODCR.com. Additionally, their OSBI record will state they have been arrested for the offense, but they “plead not guilty and the case was dismissed.” This is in contrast to OSBI records stating the person plead guilty and received a deferred sentence.