Our Boise Attorneys Help You Expunge Your Criminal Records
Assistance for juveniles and adults who are arrested in Idaho
Once you are on the radar of Idaho’s criminal justice system, the consequences can haunt you for the rest of your life — even if you were acquitted on minor charges or arrested under dubious circumstances. A criminal history can follow you around indefinitely and interfere with your relationships, job opportunities and standing in the community. Under some circumstances, Idaho law allows you a fresh start by expunging your criminal records and related evidence from the system.
Founded in 2001, Gulstrom & Govia zealously represents individuals caught in the justice system. We take the steps necessary to remove you from the criminal databases. Upon expungement, the proceedings regarding your case are deemed never to have occurred. As a result, background checks, and public inquiries no longer expose your criminal history, fingerprints, DNA samples or mug shot.
Eligibility for expungement
Eligibility for expungement depends on the type of crime charged and the outcome of your case. You may qualify for expungement if:
- You were arrested or summoned and not charged with a crime within one year of your arrest or summons.
- You were acquitted of the offenses for which you were arrested or served a criminal summons.
- You were granted an exemption from the sexual offender registry requirements.
- Your DNA profile was included in Idaho’s database and databank, your conviction in the case was reversed and your case was dismissed.
- You are eligible under juvenile records laws.
If you are not sure if you qualify for record expungement, contact our law office in Boise for a free evaluation and advice on the steps you can take to seal your criminal past.
Expungement of juvenile records
The expungement of juvenile records is not automatic in Idaho. To be considered, the juvenile court must have placed you on probation, and you must not have been found guilty of disqualifying crimes and not have committed an act of violence thereafter. You can apply to have your records sealed on the latest of the following dates:
- At least five years after your case is terminated from juvenile court
- At least five years after you were released from a state juvenile corrections center
- After you have reached the age of 18
As soon as the law allows, a juvenile crime defense attorney at our firm requests a special hearing in the Boise or Nampa court that has jurisdiction over your case and presents a sound argument regarding why your records should be expunged.
Make a fresh start with the help of our criminal defense lawyers in Boise and Nampa cases
To help you erase your criminal history, Gulstrom & Govia guides you through the procedures for expunging your criminal record in Idaho.
To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call 208-546-9933.