Clearing Your Criminal Record: Expungement Services in Jefferson City and Kansas City, Missouri

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A criminal record can cast a long shadow over your life, affecting employment opportunities, housing options, and more.

At Loraine Law Center, we specialize in helping clients in Jefferson City and Kansas City, Missouri, to navigate the expungement process, giving them a chance to start anew.

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Expungement in Missouri: What You Need to Know

Expungement is the legal process of sealing a criminal record from public view. In Missouri, recent changes to the law have expanded the scope of expungement, allowing more individuals to seek relief from the burdens of a past conviction.

Who is Eligible for Expungement?

Eligibility for expungement in Missouri includes:

  1. Timing: A certain period must have elapsed since the conviction: three years for felonies and one year for misdemeanors.

  2. Type of Offense: Not all offenses are eligible for expungement. Ineligible offenses include violent crimes, sex offenses, Class A felonies, and certain weapon offenses.

  3. Financial Obligations: All fines and costs related to the conviction must be fully paid, including restitution.

  4. Clean Record: No additional convictions since the completion of the sentence for the offense you seek to expunge.

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Offenses Eligible for Expungement

The expanded list includes a range of offenses such as:

  • Animal Abuse

  • Boating While Intoxicated

  • DUI

  • Harassment

  • Drug Possession and Distribution

  • Misdemeanor Theft

  • Public Intoxication

  • Resisting Arrest

  • Stalking

  • Trespassing

The Expungement Process

Once you file a petition for expungement, the state has 30 days to object. A hearing is usually set within a few weeks, where you can present your case. Successful expungement orders clear the offense from your record and restore any lost rights.

Criminal Expungement Law in Jefferson City and Kansas City

Under the guidance of Kyle Loraine, our team at Loraine Law Center understands the intricacies of Missouri's expungement laws. We're committed to helping you regain your legal status and move forward from past convictions.
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Limitations on Expungement

Felony offenses can be expunged once.

Misdemeanor offenses with jail time can be expunged twice, including city code and ordinance violations.

Other infractions or misdemeanors without jail time can be expunged an unlimited number of times.

Contact Loraine Law Center

If you're looking to clear your criminal record in Jefferson City or Kansas City, Missouri, contact Loraine Law Center.

Our compassionate yet professional approach ensures your case is handled with care and expertise.

Schedule a consultation with our expungement lawyers today by calling our Kansas City office at (816) 200-2765 or our Jefferson City office at (573) 832-3332. Let us help you turn the page to a brighter future.