Overview Description

Records relating to a conviction for prostitution where the defendant was under age 18 or acting under coercion can be expunged immediately by the court. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.131.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This section applies only to convictions for prostitution under section 567.020. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.131.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction. For the specific procedure, see Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.131.

Fees

There is no statutory language on fees.

Effect

The person is restored to the status occupied before arrest and cannot be held guilty of perjury or making a false statement for failure to acknowledge the expunged record. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.131.

Waiting Periods

The petition may be filed anytime after disposition of the case.

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