Overview Description

Records related to certain misdemeanor convictions can be expunged by the court three years after sentence completion. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.140(5)(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

See section 610.140(2) for offenses ineligible to be expunged.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction. A person can have no more than two misdemeanor offenses expunged. For the specific procedure, see section Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.140.

Fees

$250, waivable if the person cannot pay. Mo. Rev. Stat. §488.650.

Effect

Expunged record must be disclosed on applications for occupational licenses and with employers in some cases. The person is restored to pre-arrest status and need not disclose information related to the case or expungement, except in legal proceedings and in the circumstances specified in sections 610.140(8)-(10).

Forms

For the application to expunge a record in Missouri, visit here.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed three years after sentence completion.

 

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