Recordgone.com is excited to announce that they are starting expungement services in Missouri! Taking advantage of a recent law change expanding expungement eligibility in Missouri, Recordgone looks forward to offering its expungement relief experience to new clients now eligible to open up their lives to greater opportunities. Expungement removes the stigma of a conviction and allows people to further their quality of life by opening up previously closed doors to employment and housing. Missouri represents the 18th state that Recordgone has opened services in, and it is proud to be offering conviction expungement and arrest record expungement, and DWI expungement services in the state. As always, interested clients can determine their eligibility with a free online test or by contacting Recordgone’s friendly intake specialists at (877) 573-7273.
What benefits does an expungement have?
If you are successful in your application for expungement of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, then your records will be closed. This means that your conviction will no longer be available to the public; thereby improving your chances for employment, getting a loan to buy a house, renting a home and much more. Certain criminal justice agencies and other public agencies for licenses and employment screenings, will still have access to these records. Expunged records will not affect eligibility for employment unless the employment positions are bound by law to exclude applicants with certain convictions.
How to Qualify for Expungement
In order to qualify for have your conviction expunged, you must meet the following requirements:
- All non-Class A felonies and all misdemeanors are eligible, with certain exceptions.
- Waiting period: 7 years for felony conviction and 3 years for misdemeanor convictions
- DWI/DUI offenders must wait 10 years to be eligible
- Not found guilty of any other offense during the applicable waiting period
- Have no pending charges or fines/restitution
In addition to meeting the above criteria, you have to demonstrate a deservingness for relief which includes showing that you have learned from the mistakes of your past and that you have evolved as a person. Your habits and conduct, since the conviction, should show that you desire to benefit society as you are a valuable member to your community. Your habits and conduct may include education, employment, obtaining certificates and other areas of your life that demonstrate your growth as a person. The purpose of this new law is to afford more people with the same opportunities as those without criminal records. An individual may not have more than one felony and two misdemeanors expunged from their record in a lifetime.
The eligibility requirements for expunging an arrest that did not result in conviction are different than for a conviction expungement. To obtain an arrest record expungement the court must find that the arrest was based on false information and the following conditions exist:
- No probable cause existed to believe the individual committed the offense,
- no charges were pursued,
- there are no prior convictions,
- the petitioner did not receive a suspended sentence,
- no civil action is pending relating to the arrest of the records being sought to be expunged.
Additionally, if you have a Missouri juvenile record, you are entitled to petition the court to have your case sealed if you are over the age of 17 or your juvenile case has closed.
How to Get Started
We are here to assist with your conviction or arrest record expungement. We can help alleviate the stress of expunging a record on your own. An expungement can open up many opportunities for you. Don’t let your record hold you back from reaching your goals, contact us today at 877-573-7273 or take our free online eligibility test.