Overview Description

Records relating to traffic or cigarette or tobacco infractions, can be expunged by the court three years after discharge or sentence completion. K.S.A. § 21-6614i (a)(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There shall be no expungement of convictions for the offenses listed under K.S.A. § 21-6614i (e), (f).

Procedure General

The petition for expungement must be filed with the court where adjudication took place. K.S.A. § 21-6614i (g)(3).

Fees

A petition for expungement shall be accompanied by a docket fee in the amount of $176. On and after July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2025, the supreme court may impose a charge, not to exceed $19 per case, to fund the costs of non-judicial personnel. K.S.A. § 21-6614i (g)(2).

Effect

The offense is treated as if the arrest never occurred, except that it may be considered in determining the sentence in any subsequent conviction and when asked in the circumstances specified in section 21-6614i(i).

Forms

For an application to expunge records in Kansas, visit here.

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