Englewood, CO asked in Criminal Law for Utah

Q: Recently applied for expungement and received a denial letter. Says 77-40-105(5)(C) can anybody explain?

77-40-105(5)(c)4 or more convictions that include 3 class b misdemeanors. This was the reason I was denied expungement. Is there anything else I can do? These charges are preventing me from getting a decent job and they are all over 5 years old.

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Ian Quiel
Ian Quiel
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Depending on your history, you could file motions in those class B cases to reduce them to lower level offenses and become eligible for expungement. It’s called a 402 reduction. An attorney could definitely help with this and might be preferable, as this involves a lot of paperwork and court filings.

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