Being convicted of a criminal offense is a serious consequence and can have long lasting effects. If you have been convicted of a crime your record can impede employment opportunities, restrict housing availability, limit licensing opportunities, and prevent gun ownership. Whether a felony or misdemeanor, a person convicted of a criminal offense in Arizona has the right, in most circumstances, to petition to Court to set aside the conviction.
If the Court grants a petition to set aside conviction, the judgment of guilt is set aside, the accusation dismissed, and the person is released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the conviction. After a conviction is set aside the person can assert that the prior conviction has been "set aside" and the accusation "dismissed". This may make the difference in getting hired, or not getting hired, being accepted, or being rejected.
Keep the past in the past and do not let a prior criminal conviction impede your future. Contact the Law Office of Billy K. Sipe, Jr. today to discuss the possibility of setting aside your criminal conviction.
A person convicted of a felony offense automatically loses their civil rights. These rights include: the right to vote, the right to possess a firearm, the right to hold a bond, the right to hold public office, and the right to obtain certain State licenses. A person convicted of a felony offense has the right, in most circumstances, to petition the Court to restore all civil rights which have been lost. If the petition to restore civil rights is granted, then that person will once again enjoy the same rights and privileges as all citizens.
The Law Office of Billy K. Sipe, Jr. believes that all criminally convicted people should take advantage of the opportunities available to restore any and all lost civil rights and to wipe the slate clean. Contact the Law Office of Billy K. Sipe, Jr. for a FREE consultation to discuss setting aside your conviction and restoring your civil rights.