Clear your record and get a fresh start with the help of our experienced Portland and Tri-County expungement lawyer.
Looking for a Portland, Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County expungement lawyer? We help clients remove felony and misdemeanor charges from their permanent record, including those involving drug possession, theft, and domestic violence. Don’t let your past mistakes hold you back – find out if your case is eligible.
Why Should I Pursue an Expungement?
Clear your record with an expungement and stop letting your past limit your future. Arrests and convictions stay on your record forever and affect…
Rental & Mortgage Applications
In Portland’s tough real estate market, past convictions will hurt your chances of renting or purchasing a home.
Background Checks & Employment Opportunities
A criminal record can affect future employment opportunities. An expungement allows you to check “no” when asked about past offenses.
Convictions hurt your ability to travel outside of the United States. It can even cause you to be refused entry into a foreign country forever.
Some charges can cause you to lose parental custody rights. It can also affect something as simple as volunteering at your child’s school
We Help Clients Expunge Portland and Tri-County Arrests & Convictions Involving…
Burglary & Theft
Other Misdemeanors & Class B/C Felonies
What Can Be Expunged in Portland & the Tri-County?
Some convictions aren’t eligible for expungement, including:
DUII & Traffic Violations & Traffic Crimes
Class A Felonies (except those related to marijuana)
Most Sex Crimes
Child & Elder Abuse
Meet Gabriel Biello, Oregon Expungement Lawyer
“As a Portland native and graduate of Grant High School and the University of Oregon, I care about this city and take great pride in helping my clients erase past convictions and get a fresh start. I’m a criminal defense attorney and I specialize in Portland and Multnomah county expungement as well as Clackamas county and Washington county expungements. I’m here to help guide you through the expungement process and clear your record for good.”
Frequently Asked Questions about Portland & Tri-County Expungements
What is an expungement?
An expungement removes an arrest or conviction from your permanent record – legally, it’s as if it never happened. All past court documents are destroyed, and your case will never show up in background checks. Additionally, when asked about your criminal record you can legally deny you have ever been arrested or convicted.
How much does it cost to expunge a misdemeanor or felony in Oregon?
We are always open and transparent about our pricing structure. We charge one flat fee and accept payments by credit card. We also offer payment plans if you’re facing financial hardship.
Can I expunge a DUII in Portland?
No. In Oregon, driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) can’t be expunged. Since DUIIs are known as a “counting crime,” with each successive conviction carrying a stiffer penalty, past DUII convictions must remain on your record.
DUII charges can never be expunged, even if it’s your first offense.
Do I still need an expungement if my case was dismissed through STOP Court?
Yes. The charge is still on your record even if the case was dismissed. We’ll help you expunge your record and remove any record of your case forever.
How do I know if I’m eligible for expungement?
The best way to know for sure if you’re eligible is to use our free expungement eligibility tool.
However, in most cases, you need to meet all of these requirements:
- Wait 3 years from the date of your conviction
- Complete all required sentencing, probation, community service, fines, and so on
- No pending criminal cases in any court
- No other convictions within the past 10 years
- No other arrests on your record from the past 3 years (including citations for violations)
Keep in mind: If you were arrested but not formally charged, you can file for an expungement after 1 year from your arrest.
Do you provide expungement services near me?
Yes! While many of our clients live in Portland and Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties, we can file for expungement in all Oregon counties.
Can you guarantee success?
There are no guarantees, but our Portland expungement lawyer only takes on cases where we’re confident in a positive outcome. No matter if you’re looking for a Clackamas County expungement, Multnomah County expungement, or Washington County expungement, if you meet the eligibility requirements, the odds are in your favor.
How long does an expungement take in Oregon?
Our clients wait an average of 3-4 months for the expungement to be finalized. This is because your paperwork has to make its way through the legal system, which can take some time.
Do I need the help of an Portland expungement lawyer?
While it is possible to successfully petition the court without the help of an expungement lawyer, the process requires a comprehensive understanding of the process and requirements. The time and money you invest into the process will be completely wasted if you make even one clerical error.
We have successfully resolved hundreds of expungement cases and believe investing with an experienced expungement attorney is worth the cost.