HAS THE LAW CHANGED?
Changes in Missouri's record clearance law are continually happening and may make you become eligible to have your record cleared!
Date of the latest change in the law: August 2021.
Effect of the changes:
If you applied to our clinic and were told you were not eligible to have your record cleared, but you believe based on these changes that you may now be eligible, please reach out to us today! You can call the CMR Clinic at 816-235-1671 or email us at email@example.com.
Expungement is Missouri’s way of “clearing a conviction.” When you get an expungement, the court orders that your conviction be hidden from public view. You may apply for expungement by filing an application in the court where you were found guilty. If the court orders an offense to be expunged, you no longer need to disclose it in most circumstances.
Clearing your record removes many barriers that often come with having a criminal record. An expungement gives you more opportunities to obtain jobs, housing, and educational opportunities. Expungement of an offense allows you to answer “NO” on most applications when asked about that offense.
Many but not all criminal convictions can be expunged. Some crimes that are not eligible are Class A felonies, offenses that require registration as a sex offender, most gun crimes, and felonies where death is an element. Most drug crimes can be expunged. We can help you figure out if your offenses are eligible.
The cost of filing a case includes a $250 expungement fee, a filing fee (usually about $115), and service fees (usually about $75). If you cannot afford to pay, you may apply to have the court waive these fees. We can help you with that.