An expungement is the sealing of a record. In Oklahoma, a person may have several types of records relevant to expungements. Driving records, arrest records, court records, DOC records, etc. and there is not one master “record” that contains all of the events of a person’s life. Different types of records have different rules and eligibility requirements for an expungement.
In Oklahoma, a pardon is an act by the Oklahoma Governor of forgiving a person’s Oklahoma conviction. If a person was convicted of a felony, they are prohibited from owning/possessing/living in a house with a firearm, voting and other valuable rights. Once a pardon is obtained, the person should get an expungement to restore their rights and seal as many records as possible associated with their conviction(s). If you have a question about an expungement or a pardon, contact The Khalaf Law Firm and we can determine if you qualify.