If you have a lawyer, your lawyer will help get your records. The CMR Project does this as well.
If you are seeking an expungement without a lawyer, these are places you may want to try.
- Go to https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet.
- For detailed instructions, click on “Help” in the top left and select “Search Help.” It will take you step by step.
- Not all cases are on Casenet. Older cases and local (muni court) cases often cannot be found on Casenet, but
- It’s good to start there because searches on Casenet are free.
Criminal Records Repository - Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP)
(also known as Missouri Automated Criminal History System (MACHS))
If you haven’t found everything you are looking for using Casenet, this is the next place to try.
- There are two kinds of searches – name searches and fingerprint searches. You can access either one here: https://www.machs.mo.gov/MACHSFP/home.html.
- To determine which type of search is best for you (including cost, types of information available, and what information you need to provide), we suggest you read the FAQ’s for each type of search.
- Name search FAQ’s: https://www.machs.mo.gov/MocchWebInterface/faq.html
- Fingerprint search FAQ’s: https://www.machs.mo.gov/MACHSFP/faq.html
- Fingerprint searches tend to be more complete and provide you with both open and closed state records, but are more expensive and require you to go for fingerprinting. In order to do a fingerprint search, you need to contact the MACHS office at (573) 526-6153, option 3 for instructions.
- More information about name searches can be found at https://www.machs.mo.gov/MocchWebInterface/about.html. To order a name search, you need to create an account. You can do that at https://www.machs.mo.gov/MocchWebInterface/pidSearch.html. The cost is $15.25. You will need to pay online with a credit or debit card.
If you can’t find what you need from either of these sources, you may have to contact the Criminal Records Department of the Court where you were convicted directly.