Oregon Revised Statute ORS 137.225
allows some types of criminal records to be erased from a person’s history. You are encouraged to read this statute to help you decide if you qualify to have a conviction or arrest taken off your record.
These forms and instructions are not a complete statement of the law. They cover basic procedures, if you have complicated issues or questions about the law, talk to a lawyer. Contact the Oregon State Bar at 503-684-3763
or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636
or go to www.oregonstatebar.org for more information and help finding a lawyer.
Court staff cannot give you legal advice, which includes telling you which form to choose.
Request to Set Aside an Arrest
A motion to set aside an arrest, if granted by the court, sets aside the record of arrest and the applicant is deemed not to have been previously arrested. The court will order the record of the arrest and any other official records in the case to be sealed.
Request to Set Aside a Conviction
A motion to set aside a conviction, if granted by the court, sets aside the record of conviction and the applicant is deemed not to have been previously convicted. The court orders the record of the conviction, and any other official records in the case, to be sealed.