Recovery is more than just treating your addiction to drugs or alcohol. Recovery includes detoxing from negative emotions, bad choices, and mistakes that can stem from a physical addiction. It is common for individuals who are going through the recovery process to have a criminal record. A criminal record can feel disabling since a record does not just disappear. A criminal record can keep you from obtaining a loan for a new car, applying for a new job, or even make it impossible to own or rent housing. We believe along with recovering physically and emotionally — you should also be able to receive a second, third, or even fourth chance in the eyes of the law. The Clean Slate Sobriety workshop is for just that, to allow you to clean your record and find a fresh start.   

What is Clean Slate Sobriety?

Clean Slate Sobriety is a workshop designed to help those in recovery with a criminal history clear their record and find a fresh start. 

The workshop begins with an overview on criminal law in Arizona with a special emphasis on drug and alcohol related offenses. This is followed by a guided group exercise to help participants brainstorm and identify supporting reasons to have criminal courts set- aside or “expunge” their records and restore their rights.

Finally, we walkthrough and review your personal case with step-by-step assurance in addressing pending case problems or completing necessary forms, paperwork, and set-aside motion for past convictions. 

Workshops last between 1.5 to 2 hours with time for general questions and answers related to criminal law and how to work through pending cases available. 

Who Presents the Workshop?

Criminal defense attorney Robert F. Gruler is the founding partner of R&R Law Group, a criminal defense and personal injury firm located in Scottsdale and serving all of Arizona. 

Founded in 2014, Robert and his partner Ryan W. Cummings have built a team that has helped thousands of people facing criminal charges. In 2016, Robert and his family experienced a tragic loss as a result of the opiate and suicide crisis spreading throughout the United States and the world. Shortly thereafter, Robert came to terms with his own history of alcoholism and decided to make a change in his life.

Today, he is actively involved in AA, sponsoring those searching for a better way and using his background in criminal law to continue to be of service to others seeking to break free from their past. Robert is licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona, California, the Federal Court for the District of Arizona and the United State Supreme Court.

Contact R&R Law Group to learn about the next available workshop. The Clean Slate Sobriety workshop is a pro- bono service provided by R&R Law Group. For more information call 480-400-1355 and visit