AM I ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXPUNGEMENT?
MISDEMEANORS — any person who has been convicted of: (1) a misdemeanor that is not a traffic violation; (2) and who is a first offender; may petition the court where the conviction occurred for an order to expunge the conviction from all public records.
FELONIES — any person convicted of: (1) a bad check offense under Section 97-19-55; (2) possession of a controlled substance under Section 41-29-139(c) or (d); (3) false pretense under Section 97-19-39; (4) larceny under Section 97-17-41; (5) malicious prosecution under Section 97-17-67; or (6) shoplifting under Section 97-23-93, may petition the court for an order to expunge the conviction five years after the successful completion of the terms and conditions of the sentence.
MINORS — any person who was under 21 years of age when committing a felony may petition the court for an order to expunge one conviction five years after the successful completion of the terms and conditions of the sentence. However, this right does not apply to a felon classified as a crime of violence under Section 97-3-2 or any felony that the court determines was related to the distribution of a controlled substance.
CLEARING YOUR NAME
A criminal record can make it difficult for you to obtain a good job and become a productive member of society. Fortunately, you may be able to have your conviction erased by seeking an expungement.
When your record is expunged, the court orders a criminal record and arrest documentation to be destroyed.
The Mississippi Legislature recently passed a law making it possible in certain circumstances for you to expunge a first offense DUI conviction in Mississippi. Contact us to find our if your DUI conviction is eligible to be expunged.
To determine if your previous criminal record qualifies for an expungement, call us at 601-957-3101 or contact us online. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Jackson, just off I-55. Parking is available behind the building.