The Board applies the following criteria to the particular circumstances of your case and criminal history. By law, the Board must consider all of the criteria that appear in A.R.S. § 41–619.55(E).
- The extent of the person's criminal record.
- The length of time that has elapsed since the offense was committed.
- The nature of the offense.
- Any applicable mitigating circumstances.
- The degree to which the person participated in the offense.
- The extent of the person's rehabilitation, including:
- Completion of probation, parole or community supervision.
- Whether the person paid restitution or other compensation for the offense.
- Evidence of positive action to change criminal behavior, such as completion of a drug treatment program or counseling.
- Personal references attesting to the person's rehabilitation.
The Board also considers any substantiated allegations of child abuse or neglect made by Child Protective Services or a similar child-welfare agency in another state.