Free legal expungement assistance in Utah is pretty limited, so Clean Slate Utah is scaling up to help. In the meantime, there are a few options you can pursue if you need to speak with an attorney.
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law puts on a free monthly expungement clinic. The clinic is on the first Thursday of every month. This year’s expungement clinics will be on the following dates:
To sign up for this clinic, call 801-581-5418 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt Lake County’s Expungement Toolkit includes some terrific resources.
If you have very low or no income, and you are a United States Citizen or legal permanent resident, you may qualify for help through Utah Legal Services. To find out more, call Utah Legal Services at (801) 328-8891 (within Salt Lake County) or (800) 662-4245 (outside Salt Lake County) to complete their intake process.You can also start the intake process online, by clicking here.
If you want to track whether your records have been automatically cleared, you can sign up for a free My Case account. If you know your case numbers, you can use them to create a free account through MyCase.If you don't know your case numbers, ask the Utah State Courts Self Help Center:· Email email@example.com or · Text 801-742-1898 or· Call 888-683-0009.When you contact them, give them your:· date of birth and· full name. Include all names you use (nicknames and aliases). If you have a two-part last name or two middle names, tell them which ones are middle names and which are last names.The Self-Help Center will send your case numbers in 1-2 business days.If you can’t wait, you can pay $5 to use click here. This lets you search for your cases. The $5 is a credit to pay for your cost of using the system. It costs:· $0.20 for each search and· $0.50 to view each document.Once you have your court records, compare them to the screening tool or the chart. You should be able to determine if you can ask to expunge your record.
Clean Slate Utah has partnered with Rasa, a Utah public benefit corporation. Rasa is made up of engineers, expungement lawyers, and community advocates who designed a mobile app that makes it easier for individuals to see what is on their record and what is eligible for expungement. Clean Slate Utah can screen you for free using the Rasa tool. If you want to use it on your own for $15 you can find the tool here.
Clean Slate Utah is here to help answer your questions about automatic record clearance. Reach out to one of our interns:
Josh Baron, SB Criminal Defense & Immigration
Brent Huff, The Law Office of Brent Huff
Kate Conyers, Conyers & Nix
If you are not a U.S. Citizen, it is a good idea to talk to an immigration attorney before expunging your record. To find an attorney in your area who may be able to help you, click here. To download our FAQ on Clean Slate and Immigration click here.