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Yes. In Arizona, it is called "setting aside judgment". Arizona law (ARS 13-907) offers setting aside judgment designed to help deserving people be get a felony or misdemeanor conviction off of their record. Once your judgment is set aside, you can answer with confidence to any inquiry, including, without limitation, an inquiry relating to an application for employment, that you have not been convicted of a crime (though, in instances of a felony, you must also call attention to your setting aside order). You can also apply to have your civil rights restored.
Eligibility for setting aside judgment in Arizona requires that you have fulfilled the conditions of your probation or sentence and been discharged by the court. Additionally, if you have been convicted of two or more felonies and sentenced to prison, you must wait two full years before applying for the judgment to be set aside, to restore your civil rights, and restore you gun rights.
Additionally, you may not set aside your judgment if you were convicted of any of the following offenses:
Most violations of Arizona's traffic and vehicle regulations (DUIs and reckless driving, however, CAN be set aside)
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