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Adult Criminal Record Clearance Overview

Adult criminal records for cases in which you were convicted are eligible for expungement in some situations. You have to file a petition in court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your petition. 

  • With certain exceptions, if you were convicted of a misdemeanor for which the sentence was a fine of $500 or less without imprisonment or a suspended sentence, the record can be expunged when you complete your sentence. 
  • With certain exceptions, if you were convicted of a misdemeanor for which the sentence was imprisonment, a suspended sentence, or a fine of more than $500, the record can be expunged five years after you complete your sentence. 
  • With certain exceptions, if you were convicted of a singlenon-violent felony, the record can be expunged five years after you complete your sentence. 
  • With certain exceptions, if you were convicted of twofelonies the records can be expunged 10 years after your last conviction. 
  • If you were convicted but later found innocent because of DNA evidence, the record can be expunged immediately. 
  • If you were convicted of a crime and received a full pardon, the record can be expunged immediately. 
  • If your case was dismissed after the conviction was reversed by an appeals court, the record can be expunged immediately. 
  • If you were convicted of prostitution or a related offense because you were a victim of human trafficking, the record can be expunged immediately. 
  • If you were a victim of identity theft and someone used your name when arrested and prosecuted for a crime, the record can be expunged once the case is dismissed. You can file a petition in court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your petition. 
  • If you were convicted of a felony that has since been reclassified as a misdemeanor, your record can be expunged 30 days after you complete your sentence and any treatment programs ordered by the court. 
  • Starting November 1, 2025, the state will start automatically expunging records for certain misdemeanor cases. You will be notified if a prosecutor objects to your record being sealed. You may still petition to have your record expunged if your case has not yet been considered.  

Adult criminal records for cases in which you completed a diversion or deferral program are eligible for expungement in some situations. 

  • If your case is dismissed after you successfully complete a deferred judgment period, the record should be expunged immediately. 
  • If your misdemeanor case is dismissed after you successfully complete a deferred judgment or delayed sentence period, the record can be expunged one year after the charge is dismissed. You have to file a petition in court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your petition. 
  • With certain exceptions, if your non-violent felony case is dismissed after you successfully complete a deferred judgment or delayed sentence period, the record can be expunged five years after the charge is dismissed. You have to file a petition in court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your petition. 

Adult criminal records for arrests for which you were never convicted are eligible for expungement in some situations. You have to file a petition in court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your petition. 

  • If you were arrested and acquitted or charges were not filed before the end of the statute of limitations period, the record can be expunged immediately. 
  • If you were arrested but the charges were dismissed, the record can be expunged at the end of the statute of limitations period, so long as you do not have any pending charges or felony convictions. 
  • Starting November 1, 2025, the state will start automatically expunging records for certain non-conviction arrests. You will be notified if a prosecutor objects to your record being sealed. You may still petition to have your record expunged if your case has not yet been considered.  

Adult Criminal Record Clearance Policies

    Records of a prostitution-related offense that resulted from the person being a victim of human trafficking can be expunged by the court. 22 Okl. St. § 19c.
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    Records relating to a conviction for which the person received a full pardon can be expunged by the court. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(4).
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    Records relating to not more than two felony convictions can be expunged by the court 10 years after the last felony or misdemeanor conviction, so long as the person has no pending charges. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(13).
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    Records relating to a felony conviction for a crime which has subsequently been reclassified as a misdemeanor can be expunged by the court after completion of sentence and any treatment programs ordered by the court. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(15).
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    Records relating to a conviction that was dismissed or ordered dismissed following reversal by an appellate court can be expunged by the court. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(2).
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    Records relating to a conviction for which the person was subsequently determined to be factually innocent by use of DNA evidence can be expunged by the court. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(3).
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    Records relating to a misdemeanor conviction, or convictions arising out of the same transaction or occurrence, for which the sentence was a fine of $500 or less without imprisonment or a suspended sentence can be expunged by the court upon sentence completion, so long as the person has no felony conviction and no pending charges. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(10) and (C).
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    Records relating to a misdemeanor conviction, or convictions arising out of the same transaction or occurrence, for which the sentence was imprisonment, a suspended sentence, or a fine over $500 can be expunged by the court five years after sentence completion, so long as the person has no felony conviction and no pending charges. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(11) and (C).
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    Records relating to a nonviolent felony conviction, or convictions arising out of the same transaction or occurrence, can be expunged five years after the sentence is completed, so long as the person has no other conviction in the past seven years and no pending charges. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(12), (C).
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    Records relating to a case dismissed after the successful completion of a deferred judgment are expunged. 22 Okl. St. § 991c(D).
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    Records relating to misdemeanor offense dismissed after the successful completion of a deferred judgment or delayed sentence can be expunged by the court one year after the charge is dismissed, so long as petitioner has no prior felony conviction and no pending charges. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(8).
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    Records relating to a nonviolent felony offense dismissed after the successful completion of a deferred judgment or delayed sentence can be expunged by the court five years after the charge is dismissed, so long as petitioner has no prior felony conviction and no pending charges. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(9).
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    Records relating to an offense containing the name of an identity theft victim as the perpetrator of a crime, can be expunged upon the dismissal of the case or at any time thereafter. 22 Okl. St. § 19a.
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    Records relating to a criminal offense may be expunged by the court upon acquittal or the expiration of the statute of limitations period without charges being filed. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(1) and (5).
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    Records relating to charges that were dismissed can be expunged by the court upon the expiration of the statute of limitations period, so long as the person has no felony conviction and no pending charges. 22 Okl. St. § 18(A)(7).
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    Juvenile Record Clearance Overview

    Below is a general overview of when juvenile records can be sealed or expunged in Oklahoma. Please note that the Clean Slate Clearinghouse does not provide legal advice. 

    Read the legal policies and statutes for detailed statutory information. 

    Juvenile Record Clearance Policies Overview 

    • Most juvenile recordscan be sealedone yearafter your case is dismissed or closed. You have to submit a request to the court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your request. 
    • Juvenile records that are not confidential by law can be expunged after you turn 18. You can ask the court to seal your record during the final hearing on your case, or you can  submit a written request. It is up to the judge whether or not to grant your request. 

    You may not be eligible for sealing or expungement if you have certain convictions or adjudications on your record or have pending criminal or juvenile charges. 

    Find a Lawyer 

    If you think you might be eligible to have your record sealed or expunged, find a lawyer who may be able to help you. Some lawyers might help you for free, although you may still need to pay a fee to file the paperwork in court. 

    Court Forms and Resources 

    If you cannot find a lawyer to help you, you may be able to file a petition on your own using these court forms and resources. 

    Juvenile Record Clearance Policies

      Records relating to a delinquency matter can be sealed upon petition when one year has elapsed from dismissal or closure of the case or notice to the court of final discharge from supervision, whichever is later, so long as the person is not subject to any disqualifying event. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B)(1).
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      Records relating to a case that has been dismissed after juvenile court intake has been completed can be sealed upon petition one year after dismissal. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B)(2)(a).
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      Records relating to a matter in which no petition has been filed pending the fulfillment of conditions of a voluntary probation, can be sealed upon petition one year after the completion of the terms of the voluntary probation. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B)(2)(b).
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      Records relating to a case in which a petition has been filed, but no adjudication has occurred pending the fulfillment of conditions of a pre-adjudicatory probation, can be sealed upon petition one year after completion of the terms of the pre-adjudicatory probation. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B)(2)(c).
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      Records relating to a matter dismissed for the successful completion of a court-approved alternative diversion program for first-time offenders can be sealed upon petition one year after completion of the diversion program. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B)(3).
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      Records relating to a matter dismissed for successful completion of a court-approved military mentor program can be sealed upon petition, one year after completion of the military mentor program. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B)(4).
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      Records relating to a juvenile court matter that is not confidential by law can be expunged upon petition, so long as the person is at least 18 years old, has not been arrested for any adult criminal offense, has no pending charges, and has completed all court-ordered requirements for all juvenile proceedings.10A Okl. St. § 2-6-109(A).
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      Find A Lawyer

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      Contact information for legal aid organizations, bar associations, and other organizations that engage in record clearance work is provided for informational purposes only. The NRRC does not endorse or recommend any organization or individual referenced on the site. If you are a legal service provider who offers record clearance services, please contact us.