If you are seeking a Missisippi expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the Missisippi Expungement Kit is ready.
Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in the state:
- A juvenile arrested and released and whose case was dismissed or the charges were dropped or there was no disposition of such case. No pending charges must exist.
- A person convicted of a misdemeanor, excluding a conviction for a traffic violation and who is a first offender.
- A person arrested and released and the case was dismissed or the charges were dropped or there was no disposition of the case.
- A person who served a sentence or period of probation and parole, pled guilty within six (6) months prior to the effective date of March 31, 1983 . and would have otherwise been eligible for the relief allowed in such section.
- A person who is arrested, issued a citation, or held for any misdemeanor and not formally charged or prosecuted with an offense within twelve months of arrest, or receives a dismissal of the charge.
- A person who was dismissed and the proceedings against them discharged or convicted for certain drug offenses and had not reached their twenty-sixth birthday at the time of the offense, or a person who had satisfactorily served his sentence or period of probation and parole, had not turned 26 at the time of the offense.
- A person convicted of a misdemeanor drug offense of marijuana possession which is a 1st or 2nd conviction will have records of conviction expunged after two years.
- A defendant or participant who was sentenced at the time of entry of plea of guilty, and successfully completed the drug court order and other requirements of probation or suspension of sentence.
Additional restrictions on who can qualify for an expungement
A person convicted of a misdemeanor drug offense of marijuana possession which is a 1st or 2nd conviction will have records of conviction expunged as a matter of law without petition to the court after two years.
Persons successfully completing drug court and other sentencing requirements are entitled to have records exspunged as a matter of law without petition to the court.
Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements?
Mississippi , has statutory deferred adjudication schemes that lead to eventual expungement or sealing of the court record after successful completion of a period of probation. Only non-violent first offenders are eligible for deferred adjudication.
What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed?
The process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges.
A youth court may order destruction of juvenile records. In the case of misdemeanor first conviction records and records of drug offenders dismissed after probation, records are retained for purposes of determining if a first offender in subsequent proceedings.
All official public records all records relating to arrest, indictment, trial, sentence, and disposition of case. Certain juvenile medical or mental health examinations records may not be expunged. No expunction of any implied consent violation is allowed. Records of sex offenses required to be disseminated may not be expunged.
Are you eligible for a Missisippi Expungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .
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