Can You Get Your Criminal Record Cleared?

In Missouri, most people convicted of a crime who have served their sentences may seek some form of expungement. This means that the state will remove the record of the criminal conviction from their records. This clean slate will benefit them in many ways.

At Whiteaker & Wilson, PC d/b/a Law Office of Stuart P. Huffman, our team of attorneys has worked diligently to secure expungements for our clients all over Springfield. Our attorneys will offer their experience and dedication in criminal law matters to help you take back control of your life.

How Expungement Works

To expunge a crime, you will have to file a petition in the county that convicted you. These petitions can be complex, and you will have to meet some specific requirements. Additionally, the court may assess a fee for the expungement – it’s usually around $250.

Our lawyers can work with you to file the petition, find the right venue and advocate for you in any proceedings.

Who Is Eligible For Expungement?

By law in Missouri, most individuals convicted of a crime are eligible for expungement. Expungement opportunities do not apply to anyone convicted of a Class A felony or to people convicted of such crimes as:

  • Sex offenses
  • Murder
  • Felony assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Domestic assault

If you were convicted of a nonviolent property crime or a drug crime, then you have a particularly good chance of a successful petition.

Your Criminal Record Doesn’t Have To Follow You Forever

A criminal record can lead to many unpleasant outcomes for you, including difficulty securing a business loan or housing. It can even impact your ability to get a job. We want to help ease your next step. You’ve served your time. You shouldn’t have to be punished anymore.

Contact us to find out how our lawyers can help you by calling 417-413-5858 or sending an email using this form.