In 2019, Utah passed a new law that requires the government to automatically expunge certain types of misdemeanor criminal records. This means that if you have not been convicted of a crime in the last 5 to 7 years, all or part of your criminal record might be automatically expunged.  When your record is expunged, it will no longer show up on background checks and you can answer questions about your criminal record as if the criminal activity never occurred.

This law went into effect on May 1, 2020, but implementation has been delayed due to COVID-19. State agencies are back on track, and working through the final steps needed to start the automated clearing of records. We anticipate that automatic record clearing will begin by the end of 2021.

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Julie Sanders

Peer Expungement Navigator

(385) 210-0320 x115

In March 2017, Julie began her long-term recovery with USARA as a program participant. She received her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2011 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Through her recovery journey, Julie has reconnected with her passion to help people in need, and now shares her story with others as an example of continued recovery success.

Julie has an inspiring 17 year old daughter, Hannah, and an angel-baby, Jaxon. She and Hannah know how to make an adventure out of any situation. Her life motto is, “Everything is better with a little country music.” (preferably Tim McGraw).