Overview Description

Records relating to a misdemeanor offense for which no charges were filed or the charge did not result in prosecution can be expunged by the court 12 months after the arrest or citation. Miss. Code Ann. §§ 99-15-59, 99-19-71(4).
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Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed with the court that had jurisdiction over the charge. For the specific procedure, see Miss. Code Ann. §§ 99-15-59, 99-19-71.

 

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

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 12 months after the arrest or citation.

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