Madison Expungement Lawyer
Find Out if Your Conviction Can Be Removed from Your Record
If you have been convicted for a misdemeanor or felony, you could face lifelong consequences even after serving your sentence. Your conviction will be placed on your criminal record, which can adversely affect future employment, education, and housing opportunities.
The Coon Law Firm, PLLC is here to help you file a petition for expungement. Our experienced expungement attorney in Madison can guide you through the process toward getting your criminal charges removed from your record.
What Is Expungement?
As soon as a person is convicted of a crime, the conviction is added to his or her criminal record. In some instances, individuals are given a chance to start fresh with a clean record.
Expungement is a process in which everything that pertains to an arrest, trial, or sentence is erased or sealed from public view. That means when an employer, landlord, lender, or academic institution conducts a background check, they will not be able to see the information regarding your conviction. In addition, when asked about previous criminal records, in most cases, you will not have to disclose information about an expunged conviction.
Crimes that Can Be Expunged in Mississippi
Felonies that are eligible for expungement include:
- False pretense
- Felony shoplifting
- Malicious mischief
- Drug possession
- Bad check offense
Before applying for the expungement of a felony conviction, one must wait 5 years after the completion of their sentence. Currently, individuals are only permitted to remove 1 felony conviction from their record.
Felony Convictions for Those Under 21 Years of Age
If you were convicted of a felony before you reached the age of 21, you will likely be able to petition for expungement. Most felony convictions are eligible for removal, except for certain violent offenses, such as rape, murder, and kidnapping.
Convictions that Are Not Eligible for Expungement
In Mississippi, certain convictions can never be expunged.
You cannot file for an expungement for:
- Convictions that require a person to register as a sex offender
- Convictions for crimes that relate to a public officer performing their official duties
Removing an Arrest from Your Record
Many people do not realize that an arrest for a crime can show up on a criminal record, even if the individual was not convicted for the offense. Like a conviction, an arrest on your record can have a negative impact on your future.
If you were arrested and released, you may file for expungement if the charges were dropped, the case was dismissed, or there was no disposition of the case. You can also petition to expunge your record when cited or detained for a misdemeanor, and either the charges were dismissed, or you were not formally charged within 12 months of the arrest.
We’re Ready to Help
If you need assistance determining whether or not you are eligible for expungement, or you are ready to begin the process, turn to The Coon Law Firm, PLLC. Our Madison expungement lawyer can provide the caring representation and aggressive advocacy that you need.
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