Is the existence of a conviction having a negative effect on your life? A set aside and restoration of rights pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-905 is available under Arizona law whether you have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor. The benefits of setting your conviction aside include increased employment opportunities, the restoration of your gun rights and many others.
What Does It Mean to “Set Aside” a Conviction Under A.R.S. § 13-905?
If you have been convicted of a crime but have completed your sentence you may be eligible to have your Arizona conviction set aside. A.R.S. § 13-905 deals with setting aside judgments of conviction. It says that, expect in certain exceptions, after fulfilling the conditions of your sentence, including probation, you may file an application with the judge to have the conviction set aside.
If the associated Arizona Set Aside Form and application is granted, the statute says that the judgment of guilt will be set aside, the charge will be dismissed, and you will be released from any disabilities or penalties associated with the conviction.