Reasons to Get an Expungement

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An expungement may help you get a different or better job. It will also clear your record of a deferred or suspended sentence as well as the arrest. A clean criminal background check will increase your attractiveness to an employer. Some employers will require that you pass a background check before they hire you.

An expungement takes approximately 60 days to complete. Plan to start your expungement now or contact Bob Wyatt and Clint James for more information.

If you are applying for graduate school, you need to know that some professional boards will require that you pass a background check. An expungement can clear your arrest and your plea and avoid having to practice on a probationary basis.

If you are applying for an undergraduate degree, many Oklahoma schools will ask if you have a criminal history. If you respond that you do, a panel reviews the application to determine if you are admissible to the school. Getting your case expunged will allow you to report that you have no criminal history and help with registration.

Are you looking to go back to school and want to increase your chances for admission? We can see if you are eligible for expungement. Start your expungement here.

Licensing, Permits, and Bonds

If you are applying for a professional license in Oklahoma. you will be asked to submit to a background check. Industries such as insurance agent, welder, plumber, etc. This background check reflects your character and fitness to work in your field of employment. Obtaining a private background check before you apply saves you time and money.

Do you want to practice your trade but don’t want to be delayed or denied the chance by the State of Oklahoma? Contact our lawyers to help you determine if you are eligible for an expungement.



If you are planning a vacation overseas, you can be turned away at the border because of your criminal history. For example, Canada can deny entry to their country on the basis of a DUI arrest. An expungement can ease your transition across the border and into the Great White North or other countries.

Don’t let your past mistakes ruin your dream vacation, get started on your expungement before you try to travel abroad.

Civil Rights

If you are a convicted felon you cannot own a firearm, vote, hold some public offices, be a fiduciary, or volunteer just to name a few. A pardon can restore your civil rights.With a pardon, there is a forgiveness but not a forgetting of your criminal history, but it can restore your civil rights. A pardon is also the first step to expunging your felony conviction, so long as it not a violent felony.

Are you looking to get involved in our government and want to make a difference? Our expungement lawyers will take you through every single step of the pardon process. Get started with our lawyers here. 


An expungement can help you pass the kind of background checks landlords and public housing authorities run. If a landlord denied you a rental property, an expungement could clear your arrest and your record of plea.

Ready to move your family into a safer and more spacious home? Before you submit another application for housing, contact our lawyers to see if you are eligible for an expungement. We are happy to help you clear your record to make way for a brighter future and a better living situation.

Guns & Concealed Carry Permit

Do you want to exercise your Second Amendment Right to bear arms? You may need an expungement to clear your record if you are applying for a concealed carry license. To have a concealed carry license, you must pass a very stringent background check before you are allowed to carry a concealed firearm. An expungement may still need to be disclosed but may weigh in your favor when it comes to awarding a permit.


Contact us before you apply for a concealed carry license. Our lawyers will discuss your options and review your OSBI background check with you to see if you are eligible for expungement.

Reputation & Legacy

If you do not want to die a convicted felon, we will help you seek an expungement so you can live the rest of your life without a black mark on your record. Many people just want their record cleared before they hit a particular life landmark. These kinds of reasons are noble reasons for clearing your record.

Are you interested in completely erasing your past mistakes? Contact our experienced expungement lawyers if you’d like to clear your mind and set your life on a forward path.

Divorce, Custody, Paternity

If you plan on filing for divorce or if you are in the middle of a divorce, your character may be called into question. An expungement clears the plea and the arrest. This may allow you to respond that no such arrest has occurred during discovery. Getting an expungement may be the best thing you could do during your divorce.


Have you decided to make a change and pursue happiness? Contact our expungement lawyers to find out if you are eligible to erase your criminal history or get started today.



Some government positions, some C-level, and VP-level positions require a clear criminal record before you can fill that spot. This is especially true if you have a felony conviction or a felony arrest.


Get in touch with an experienced expungement lawyer to determine if you are eligible for an expungement. A job promotion is a great reason for an Oklahoma expungement.

Military Service


If a military recruiter has informed you that you need to be able to pass a background check before you can enlist, an expungement may be your only option to enlist. The lawyers at Bury Your Past are willing to help you pursue a clear criminal record so that you can serve your country.


Start your expungement to determine if you are eligible to have your criminal record wholly expunged and enlist in the military.

Protective Orders


If you have had a protective order filed against you take a look at our page on protective order expungements. A protective order does not appear on the OSBI background check, but it does appear publicly on OSCN and ODCR. Depending on the county, some of these protective order petitions are publicly available.


Did someone file a protective order in a public record? Get in touch with our team of expungement lawyers to determine if your protective order has expungement eligibility.

Adopting & Fostering

Are you looking to adopt a family member or are you looking to build your family through fostering children? An adoption or child fostering requires that you not only pass a home study but also that you pass a background check. An expungement can remove a barrier to expanding your family and ease the already intense adoption and fostering processes.


You can contact our expungement lawyers directly, or you can start your expungement application here.


Have you been called on to take custody of an elderly parent or a minor who is a family member? One of the first things the court does is run a detailed background check. The courts will not place a feeble person or a child with someone who is considered to be of a poor moral character.


If you are facing an aging parent or the possibility of having to care for a loved one, contact Bob Wyatt and Clint James to start your expungement.

Credit & Loans

Are you looking to buy a home or take out a loan to start a new business? Some financial institutions may reject your loan or credit applications or charge substantially higher interest to felons who are approved for credit.  By expunging your criminal record, it is possible that you can improve your credit position with your banks, lenders or mortgage company.

Avoid the embarrassment of being turned down for a loan and start your expungement before you fill out that mortgage application.

School Participation

Has your child brought home a permission slip and request for parent volunteers for a school field trip? If you want to go with your child, chances are you are going to have to pass a background check. The school districts run these kinds of checks to minimize liability issues and to protect the children. A background check may also be required to volunteer at a school as well.

Don’t let your children down. Call our expungement lawyers today and start the process for getting criminal charges off of your record.

Contact our expungement attorneys. Let’s talk about your reason for an Oklahoma expungement.

Reason For an Oklahoma Expungement