Overview Description

Records of an arrest that was based on false information, lacked probable cause, and did not lead to charges or a suspended sentence can be expunged for a person without a misdemeanor or felony conviction. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.122(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the civil division of the circuit court of the county where the arrest occurred. For the specific procedure, see Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.123.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The records are destroyed or blacked out. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.124.

Knowingly failing to comply with an expungement order is a class B misdemeanor. Using arrest information from an expunged record for financial gain is a class E felony. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.125.

Forms

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

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding a waiting period.

 

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