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Petition-Based Expungement

This website is a community resource that provides information and guidance on cleaning up your Utah criminal records that do not qualify for Clean Slate / automatic expungement.

Expungement Guide

Petition-based expungement is the process for cleaning up records that do not qualify for automatic expungement.

The petition process is complicated and lengthy. This is a step-by-step guide that breaks down the process and includes all the forms you will need.


402 Reduction(s)

This section provides you with the instructions and forms you need for a 402 reduction. A “402 Reduction” is when the court agrees to change a conviction to a less serious degree. Sometimes this is required before you can qualify for expungement. Find out more by answering some questions.


For more information about other services, please check-out the following external websites:

You can use this Toolkit and go through the expungement process without an attorney. If you decide you need representation, Utah Legal Services provides free expungement assistance to individuals who qualify. 

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