Were you arrested or convicted of something you did while a juvenile in Missouri?
Juvenile records in Missouri show up as part of your criminal record and do not get automatically removed. They can cost you a job opportunity, an apartment, and more. They can even cause embarrassment and other harmful effects. However, Missouri allows for juvenile records to be sealed. You can take our free online eligibility test to see if you are eligible.
Generally, juvenile records are not open to the public or disclosure unless there is an order from the court allowing persons who have a legitimate interest to access the records, including the juvenile officer, school officials, and prosecutors. However, if you were charged with a class A felony or murder as a juvenile those records are not automatically closed to the public . Because people with a legitimate interest can potentially access the record, we recommend attempting to expunge the record so that it can no longer be access under any circumstances..
The best way to make it so juvenile records do not show on any background check is to expunge the case. The court can order an expungement that destroys the records and seals the court and police records at any as long as the juvenile has turned seventeen and the court finds it is in the best interest of the juvenile.
Records of suspension or revocation of a juvenile’s driving privileges may be expunged two years after the suspension or revocation, or when they reach the age of 21 as long as the case was a first time offense, did not involve blood alcohol content any greater than 0.02%, and was not committed while driving a commercial vehicle.
Why should you have your juvenile record expunged? Having your juvenile record sealed means that all arrest reports, rulings, and findings by a judge, in addition to any exhibits held by the court and any probation reports that are part of your juvenile record will not show up on a background check, even when requested by someone with a legitimate interest in the record. Having your juvenile record expunged and destroyed will be as if the record never existed. Once your juvenile record is expunged, you will be able to legally say you were never adjudicated or arrested and any district attorney, court, or probation department who is asked about your record will answer that they have no record of it, therefore enabling you to have a fresh start.
Expunging your juvenile record is a wonderful investment that will allow you to increase your job opportunities because your record will no longer appear on a background check that may be required by potential employers.
We begin the process of sealing your juvenile record by first researching your case. Once the research is completed, we will write and file any necessary paperwork with the appropriate authorities. If there are any oppositions, we will answer them. In the event that a hearing is necessary, we will send one of our highly skilled and experienced attorneys to court to advocate for you. You can always monitor the status of your case by logging on to our online case management system or by emailing your case manager.
We offer this service for an all-inclusive flat fee, which can be split into monthly payments on a schedule that works for you.
To find out if you are eligible to have your juvenile record sealed in Missouri, you can fill out our free online eligibility test.
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* Court filing fees and any document processing fees are not included in the price and will be due at the time of court filing and not according to the payment plan. Typically, filing fees range from $250 to $350.
In some instances, a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol or FBI may be needed, which may require you to be fingerprinted and to pay an additional fee for that service(s).
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