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Can anything be done for the expungement of two misdemeanor convictions committed 15 years ago?

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It all depends on the law of the state in which the conviction occurred. The court that convicted you will apply the law of its state.

If you are searching for information on expungement in your state, be aware that different states have different names for record clearing. It can be called such things as expungement, record sealing, vacating a conviction, and setting aside a judgment.

Most counties have a public defender's office who will file a petition for record clearance (expungement, vacating, setting-aside, sealing, or whatever it is called in your state) for free-- though most public defenders have a low-income requirement. They may also have packets on how to do it yourself. If you have financial means, you can have an attorney handle it for you. There are law firms that specialize in record clearing.

If your conviction was in federal court, you cannot have your conviction expunged. However, some states, such as http://www.answers.com/topic/Arizona, will allow you to petition to have all of your civil rights and gun rights restored.

Make an appointment to talk to the judge at the court where you were convicted.

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