If a criminal record in Missouri is holding you back, you may be able to expunge it. Expunging your Missouri record will hide it from public view.
Having a Missouri criminal record can hinder your opportunities in life. It can make it difficult to obtain a job or license, buy a house, rent an apartment, travel, and more.
You can find helpful information on our website about the options available in Missouri for those with a criminal record, including expungements and record sealings. We also have a free online expungement and record sealing eligibility test that you can quickly and easily complete online to help you determine what services you are eligible for.
Expunging a case in Missouri involves petitioning the court where the arrest or conviction occurred and asking the judge to expunge the records relating to the arrest and the records from the court case. We can handle all aspects from start to finish, including appearing in court for you, so that you don’t have to in most cases. We make it easy for you by handling all of the details. We complete the drafting, notice, filings, appearances, and all of the necessary correspondence and follow up to get your case done right.
In Missouri, approved expungements result in closed records, meaning that the case is not destroyed but is only visible to criminal justice agencies. If your expungement petition is approved, it will not be available to the public. However, it will still be available to criminal justice agencies, some other public agencies, and for certain employment screenings (such as for positions with a bank, an insurance agency, or for other positions that are required by law to exclude applicants with certain convictions).
Although Missouri law allows for the expungement of most arrests and convictions, there are waiting periods that must be met. Felony convictions are eligible for expungement 7 years after you have completed the terms of your sentence or probationary term. Misdemeanors are eligible 3 years after the completion of your sentence or probationary term. First-time alcohol related convictions (except for those involving commercial motor vehicles) are eligible after 10 years. To maintain your eligibility, you may not have any convictions within the relevant time period. You also may not have any current pending charges or outstanding fines/restitutions. Certain offenses (including all Class-A felonies and Dangerous felonies) are not eligible for expungement. Conviction expungements are covered under Missouri Revised Statutes §610.140. Learn more about expunging a Missouri conviction here.
Although Missouri law allows for the expungement of one DWI offenses on each person’s record. To be eligible the case must be a misdemeanor and at least 10 years old. Missouri Revised Statutes §610.130 cover DWI expungements. Learn more about expunging a DWI here.
Missouri also allows for the expunging of juvenile records. If you are over the age of 17 or your juvenile case has closed (whichever comes last), you are entitled to petition to seal your juvenile record. Juvenile records can be expunged according to Missouri Revised Statutes §211.321. Click here to learn more about juvenile expungements.
If you were arrested and not convicted, whether or not you were innocent of the case, you can likely apply to expunge the record. Learn more about expunging your case on our Missouri arrest record expungement page. Arrest record expungements are covered under Missouri Revised Statutes §610.140.
Expungements and sealings proceedings can be difficult and complicated. Having an attorney represent you allows you to know that everything is being taken care of for you and your case and your case will be handled as quickly as possible. You can trust us to handle every step of the process, from beginning research to arguing your case at the court hearing.
If you would like to get started clearing your Missouri criminal record, we provide a few convenient ways for you to sign up for our services.
The fastest way is to sign up online. To sign up online, take our free online eligibility test to see which service you are eligible for and you will be given the option to sign up at the conclusion of the test.
If you would prefer to sign up over the phone, or if you have questions you need answered before you get started, you can call us or chat with us online for a free, confidential consultation.
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We would love to help you get started with this process today. As soon as you make the first payment, we will immediately begin working on your case. You can stay up-to-date on the status of your case through our online case management system, which allows you to log in 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to view the progress of your case and what the next steps are. We also have interest free payment options and a low price guarantee. If you find a lower price from another law firm for the same service, please contact us with that information and we will match that price for you.
Once your case is granted, we also offer our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service. This service will remove or update your case from more than 600 private background check companies. Unless you proactively notify these commercial background check providers that your case has been expunged, it can remain in their system for months or even years and be inaccurately reported to potential employers or landlords. With our service, your record will be updated with these companies within 14 days of receiving your granted order from the court.
There are countless reasons why thousands of individuals have chosen the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates to help clear their past criminal records. We are nationally recognized experts on criminal record clearing. We pride ourselves on providing expert representation for a fair price.
We serve every county in Missouri, including: Boone, Buchanan, Cass, Christian, Clay, Franklin, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Oregon, Platte, St. Charles, St. Louis, Sullivan, and Worth.
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