Expungement Attorneys in Idaho
Expungement in Idaho
While expungement in Idaho does not completely destroy your criminal record, it does remove it from public view and allow you to answer “no” to ever being charged of a criminal offense. Idaho also gives you one deferred judgment or withheld judgment for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes. In these cases once you have met all the conditions of, and successfully completed, your probation, including the payment of any fines and restitution, participation in any court-approved education, and you have not re-offended for a period of one (1) year, you can apply for an expungement. For sealing of juvenile records, there is a five year waiting period from the completion of your probation.
In general the you can apply for expungement in Idaho if:
- You were a juvenile taken into custody and photographed/fingerprinted.
- If you were arrested or served a criminal summons, but NOT indicted or charged within one year of the arrest and later acquitted.
- If you were granted an exemption from registration as a sexual offender under Idaho Law 18-8310 you can petition the court.
- If your DNA profile was included in the state database and your case was later dismissed.
- If you were a juvenile offender, with the exception of conditions and offenses listed under Idaho Law 20-525A