Fingerprint Clearance Card Assistance

Arizona Board of FingerprintingAt Chelle Law, we believe it’s important to educate our clients on how things work and what to expect. We also believe it’s important you know about the Board you’re interacting with and how an experienced attorney can help you.

The Arizona Board of Fingerprinting handles:

Central-registry exceptions:

Individuals with substantiated allegations of child abuse or neglect are listed in the Department of Child Safety Central Registry. When the Board reviews applications from individuals who have been disqualified after a central-registry background check, the applicant can apply for central-registry exception. To do so, the applicant must demonstrate they are rehabilitated and have not had continued substantiated allegations.

Good-cause exceptions:

An Arizona good-cause exception is for those individuals with criminal histories whose fingerprint clearance card has been denied or suspended by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. In order to apply for this, an applicant must demonstrate they are rehabilitated and have not committed additional criminal acts.

We can provide assistance with:

  • Obtaining Court Documents
  • Representation at the Hearing
  • Writing your Personal Statement
  • Criminal History Review
  • Assistance with your Expedited Review
  • Check of your Application Requirements

Status of Arizona Board of Fingerprinting Case

Board staff will not share information about a case with anyone but the applicant unless the staff has received explicit, written permission to share information. The written permission must state:

  1. Whom the staff can share information with
  2. Signature of the applicant
  3. Current date
  4. An applicant’s case status update will not be provided by e-mail unless the applicant has submitted an authorization form.

If you need legal assistance with the Arizona Board of Fingerprinting contact us at 602.344.9865.

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