AM I ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXPUNGEMENT?
MISDEMEANORS — if you have been convicted of: (1) a misdemeanor that is not a traffic violation; (2) and are a first offender; you may be able to petition the court for an order to expunge the conviction from all public records.
FELONIES — if you have been 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, you may be able to 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.
To determine if your previous criminal record qualifies for an expungement, call us at 601-957-3101 or contact us online.