Overview Description

Records of an arrest and subsequent court proceedings can be expunged by the court following a finding of not guilty. K.S.A. § 22-2410(c)(3).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the district court, and must include the information specified in section 22-2410(b). For the specific procedure, see K.S.A. § 22-2410.

Fees

No surcharge or fee can be imposed if the petitioner was found not guilty. K.S.A. § 22-2410(b).

Effect

The person can state that they were not arrested in response to any application for employment, license, or other civil right or privilege, except if asked for purposes specified in section 22-2410(e). The court can determine that the record should be available for the purposes specified in section 22-2410(e), and can make the records available for purposes specified in section 22-2410(f). K.S.A. §§ 22-2410 (d)-(h).

Forms

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

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at any time.

 

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