Overview Description

Records relating to specified infractions, misdemeanor, and Class D or E felony convictions can be expunged by the court three years after discharge or sentence completion. K.S.A. § 21-6614(a)(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

Eligible offenses are listed in section 21-6614(a). See sections 21-6614(e) and (f) for offenses that are ineligible for expungement. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-6614.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the conviction court, and must include the information specified in section 21-6614(g)(1). For the specific procedure, see K.S.A. § 21-6614.

Fees

The petition must be accompanied by a $176 docket fee. K.S.A. § 21-6614(g)(2).

Effect

The person is treated as if they were never arrested or convicted and can say so, except when asked in the circumstances specified in section 21-6614(i)(2). K.S.A. §§ 21-6614(i), (k).

The records custodian will not disclose their existence, unless for the purposes specified in K.S.A. § 21-6614(l).

Forms

For forms and assistance regarding expunging records in Kansas, visit these websites.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed three years after discharge or sentence completion.

 

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