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In most cases, we can prepare your papers and file your documents with the appropriate court within seven business days. Many attorneys charge $1000 or more for handling an expungement, we charge a low flat fee starting at $350.00 for an expungement. No hidden fees. No hourly rates. Simply professional, courteous and economical legal services.
What crimes are eligible for Expungement in Mississippi?
Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor, excluding a conviction for a traffic violation, and who is a first offender, may petition the justice, county, circuit or municipal court in which the conviction was had for an or to expunge such conviction from all public records.
In 2010, the Mississippi felony expungement law was enacted which allows six felony convictions to be expunged for first time offenders of the following felony convictions:
• Malicious mischief
• Possession of controlled substances (including marijuana or drug paraphernalia)
• Bad checks and
• False pretense
You are not eligible for expungement until five (5) years after you have completed all of the terms and conditions of the sentence (incarceration, fines, probation, etc.), and you are only allowed to do this once.
Expungement due to Dismissal of the Charge
Section 99-19-71(4) of the Mississippi Code states: “Upon petition therefor, a justice, county, circuit or municipal court [basically any judge or any court in Mississippi] shall expunge the record of any case in which an arrest was made, the person arrested was released and the case was dismissed or the charges were dropped or there was no disposition of such case.”
On October 1, 2014 a new law came into effect making certain First Offense DUI convictions expungeable. Expungement of a DUI conviction is only available at least 5 years after successful completion of all terms and conditions of the sentence imposed to a person. As well as a few other requirements