Expungement is a path, provided by the State of Utah to erase that black mark on your personal history.  The process is time consuming.   If you’re thinking about it,  check it out now to see if you qualify.  The result of a successful expungement can clear your record and seal any access to charges, arrests and convictions, which you may have suffered in the past.  This may open up job opportunities, and who knows, satisfy political ambitions.  But, if you wait until you’re in trouble again, it is probably too late to qualify.  Check with an attorney to determine your eligibility.  No one should have to live with their past forever, if there is an avenue to clean it up.