Overview Description

Records of a case resulting in a suspended sentence prior to September 28, 1981, can be closed by the court. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.106.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court in which the action was prosecuted. For the specific procedure, see Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 610.106 et seq.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


Records are closed to the public but accessible under the circumstances specified in sections 610.105 and 610.120.

Closed records need not be disclosed for any purpose, with exceptions. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.110.

Knowing violations of sections 610.100, 610.105, 610.106, or 610.120 are class A misdemeanors. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.115.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at any time.


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