Individuals may petition the court to set aside most misdemeanor and felony conviction records after a set period of time. The Clean Slate OR campaign is actively working to advance legislation to expand and remove barriers to the petition-based record clearance process, while also exploring automatic record clearance.
Summary of Current Law
Eligibility: Individuals may petition the court to set aside most misdemeanor and felony conviction records after a set period of time. Individuals must satisfy all the terms of their sentence and cannot have any pending criminal cases.
Exclusions: Sex offenses, child abuse, and violent offenses cannot be expunged.
Waiting Period: The waiting period is three years for most misdemeanor and low-level felony offenses and 20 years for Class B felony offenses.
Fines and Fees: If an individual was convicted of an offense, it costs roughly $1,000 to expunge each offense, including a $265 filing fee and an $80 fee to the state police. If one’s case was dismissed, the costs are closer to $600. In the case of marijuana possession convictions, an individual can apply for a set-aside without paying any fee