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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Is an Expungement the Same Thing as a Pardon?

While both expungements and pardons can give you some relief from a criminal offense, they are not the same thing. The power to pardon individuals from criminal convictions is vested in the governor. All applications for pardons go through the Board of Probation and Parole, which is responsible for investigating the situations and making recommendations […]
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How Long Will It Take Me to Have My Criminal Records Expunged?

According to Mo. Rev. Stat. § 610.140, which is the statute that provides for the expungement of most criminal records, the prosecuting attorney has 30 days following receipt or service of your petition in which to file a written objection to your petition. The court then must hold a hearing within 60 days of the […]
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