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 February 10, 2022!

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