What Evidence is Required to Expunge My Criminal Conviction?

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.40 sets forth Missouri’s comprehensive expungement law that went into effect in 2018. Once you have filed a petition for expungement, the court holds a hearing to consider evidence in support of the petition. The court may accept evidence and hear testimony on the following factors related to each offense listed […]
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What is a “Dangerous” Felony for the Purposes of Missouri’s Expungement Law?

Missouri’s expungement law prohibits the expungement of convictions for dangerous felonies. Felony offenses that qualify as dangerous felonies are defined in Mo. Rev. Stat. § 556.061(19). These offenses include many first degree felonies, some second degree felonies, and most sexually-based offenses, especially those that result in physical injury or involve children. More specifically, these offenses […]
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Can a Domestic Assault Conviction Be Expunged?

An expansive expungement law went into effect in Missouri in 2018, which allows many individuals with various felony and misdemeanor convictions to expunge or seal the records related to their criminal convictions from public view. This can enhance the ability of these individuals to get jobs and pursue certain career paths, since these offenses will […]
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