Expunging or sealing records

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Question: where do i get the paperwork to begin the 'set aside' process?

Answer:

To begin the process to set aside a felony conviction of an Arizona criminal offense, a person files a request with the County Superior Court in the Arizona county where the person was convicted. Instructions for setting aside a conviction, restoring civil rights, and restoring gun rights are found at the following websites: Coconino County, Maricopa County. To find the court in your county, go to the Supreme Court's Court locator.

If the county in which the person was convicted does not have forms online, it may be possible to use the forms of another county by changing the name of the county on the form. First, contact the Clerk’s Office in the county where the conviction occurred to see which forms can be used. The instructions and forms on the websites may say “set-aside” or it might say “vacate the judgment of guilt.” It means the same thing in Arizona. Setting aside a conviction is vacating the judgment of guilt.

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