Record Expungement in Albuquerque, New Mexico

If you have been arrested, charged and/or convicted, I, Angela Arellanes, can help you get a fresh start through record expungement. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I will prepare all documents to help you get a Second Chance! I know how to navigate the court system to wipe your record clean! And my services are available whether I provided criminal defense representation for you or not.

New Mexico’s Criminal Record Expungement Act

The Criminal Record Expungement Act was effective January 2020. This act allows people who have been arrested, charged and/or convicted to petition the Court to expunge their criminal record. If your record is expunged, that means no one in the public can search and find a record of your:

  • Arrest
  • Indictment
  • Plea
  • Information provided during any court appearance or deposition
  • Conviction, acquittal or dismissal

The act applies to violations of municipal ordinances, misdemeanors and felonies.

For any criminal record that resulted in the conviction of a misdemeanor or felony, there are mandatory time periods that must pass before you can petition the Court. Individuals who have a criminal record as a result of identity theft and individuals who were never charged may file a petition at any time after the case has been closed.

Why You Need Your Record Expunged

If you have been living with a public criminal record, you probably already know the problems it can cause. Your record may have already cost you job opportunities, limited where you can live, and obtaining credit.

Filing a petition to expunge your record can remove any barriers between you and professional advancement and safe housing.

But, if you have already been through the criminal justice system, you know it is not that easy to navigate. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you file all the right papers and make all the right appearances to wipe your record clean. Contact Angela Arellanes Law today to schedule a consultation to discuss your record expungement options.