Overview Description

Records relating to one qualifying felony conviction can be expunged by the court five years after sentence completion. Miss. Code Ann. § 99-19-71(2)(a).
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Ineligible Category or Citation

See Miss. Code Ann. § 99-19-71(2)(a), (5).

Procedure General

Petition must be filed in the court where the conviction occurred. For the specific procedure, see Miss. Code Ann. § 99-19-71.


There is a $150 filing fee per petition filed. Miss. Code Ann. § 99-19-72.


The person is restored, in the contemplation of the law, to pre-arrest status, with certain exceptions. An employer can ask a prospective employee if they have had a record expunged. Miss. Code Ann. § 99-19-71(3).

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed five years after sentence completion.

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