UMKC School of Law Expungement Clinic

Missouri Expungement Types

Main Expungement Law – Section 610.140 RSMo
  • Expungement of Conviction and SIS records for certain eligible offenses (and arrests where another arrest statute does not apply to your case)
  • Lifetime limit of 1 felony record and 2 misdemeanor records
  • See eligibility requirements here
Arrest Expungement Law – Section 610.122 RSMo
  • Expungement of arrest-only records
  • No lifetime limits
  • All offenses are eligible
  • Requirements:
    1. The arrest was based on false information
    2. No probable cause exists at the time of expungement to believe the individual committed offense
Arrest Expungement Law – Section 610.145 RSMo
  • Requirements:
    1. The arrest was a result of another person using the identifying information of the person names or was a result of mistaken identity
    2. The charges were dismissed or such person was found not guilty
Arrest Expungement Law – Section 610.131 RSMo
  • Requirements:
    1. At the time of offense, person was under the age of eighteen or
    2. At the time of offense, person was acting under coercion
Felony Nonsupport Expungement Law – Section 568.040 RSMo
  • Lifetime limit – 1 felony nonsupport conviction or finding of guilt
  • Requirements:
    1. Child support obligation has terminated
    2. Successful completion of probation
    3. All arrearages paid off
    4. No other administrative child support actions pending
    5. No subsequent convictions or findings of guilt for a felony offense, unless such offense is eligible for expungement under a different section

DUI Expungement Law – Section 610.130 RSMo
  • Lifetime limit – 1 misdemeanor finding of guilt or conviction
  • Does not apply to anyone issued or required to possess a commercial driver’s license 
  • Requirements:
    1. Offense must be first and only DUI
    2. 10 years have passed since finding of guilt or conviction without any subsequent “alcohol enforcement contacts.”
Marijuana Expungement Law – Mo. Const. Article 14 Section 2
  • No lifetime limits
  • Misdemeanor Marijuana Offenses – By June 8, 2023, the circuit courts were required to order the expungement of all misdemeanor criminal history records for all individuals no longer incarcerated or under the supervision of the department of corrections.
    • Has your misdemeanor or municipal ordinance offense not been expunged yet? We may be able to help! Fill out this form about your case. If we determine you qualify, we will send a Notice to Expunge to the proper court on your behalf. 
  • Felony Marijuana Offenses – By December 8, 2023, the circuit courts are required to order the expungement of criminal history records for individuals no longer incarcerated or under the supervision of the department of corrections AND who have completed their sentence for any felony marijuana offenses as well as any marijuana offenses that would no longer be a crime after the effective dates of sections 1 and 2 of Article 14, excluding the following types of offenses:
    • Distribution or delivery to a minor;
    • Any such offenses involving violence; or
    • Any offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.


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