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Expungement of Criminal Record


Having a criminal record can make it difficult to get a good job, stable housing, or to received certain public benefits. Under Oregon law, many criminal convictions can be expunged/removed from a person's record. Oregon's expungement statute, ORS 137.225, once a judge has granted the expungement, the person's arrest and/or convictions "shall be deemed not to have occurred, and the [person] may answer accordingly any questions relating to its occurrence." In other words, once the expungement has gone through, it is as if the arrest or conviction never happened.


For a person with a criminal record, going through the expungement process and coming out with a clean record opens doors and creates opportunities that were once unavailable him or her. 


Having a lawyer with experience doing expungements is very important. This area of the law is one that changes fairly frequently. A conviction that was not eligible for expungement a few years ago may now be eligible, as significant changes in the law have taken place during that time period. 


Chris Trotter has years of experience helping people clean up their criminal records. He works hard to study changes in the law to provide the highest quality representation on expungement matters.

Complete and Accurate Answers to All of Your Expungement LAW Questions

People with a criminal record may wonder:


  • How long do I have to wait to file for expungement?

  • I completed the DUI Diversion Program. Can I expunge it from my record?

  • If I'm not eligible for expungement, can I have my felony reduced to a misdemeanor?

  • How long does the expungement process take?

  • Can I expunge a crime of domestic violence?

  • If I expunge my felony conviction, do I get my gun rights back?

  • How much will it cost to hire an attorney to do the expungement?


Trying to answer these kinds of questions by searching online or asking friends and family members, is likely to result in inaccurate information. There are a variety of laws which directly affect people seeking an expungement. These laws can be confusing, especially to a person with little or no experience in the criminal justice system. Lack of understanding can, and often does, result in confusion, fear, and anxiety.


At Trotter Law, a dedicated and knowledgeable trial lawyer will answer all of your questions. Having someone clearly and concisely answer these questions will make you feel much more at ease about the whole process.


Get An Attorney Who Will Get the Expungement Done Correctly and Quickly

Chris Trotter has successfully represented many clients expunge arrests and convictions in multiple jurisdictions around the state. He represents people seeking expungements for all kinds of criminal arrests and convictions, including:

  • Domestic Violence Crimes

  • Gun Crimes

  • Theft, Shoplifting, Identity Theft and Fraud

  • Drug possession Crimes, including Possession and Distribution

  • Harassment

  • Assault and Violent Crimes, including: Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Pointing a Firearm at Another, and Menacing

  • Trespassing, Criminal Mischief, Prostitution, and many other crimes.


When you come to Trotter Law, you can be confident that you are in good hands. When it comes to cleaning up your criminal record, Chris Trotter has the skills, knowledge, and experience to provide the excellent representation you deserve.


Schedule a Free Consultation Today


Contact Trotter Law today at 971-205-5695 to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your options. Representation is available for individuals with cases in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro and elsewhere in Oregon.


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