In Missouri, under some circumstances, you may be able to have an arrest record expunged. There are specific provisions written into certain offenses that call for the expungement of records if certain conditions are met and the proper paperwork is filed. These primarily apply to persons who were minors at the time of the offense and the offense was alcohol related. There is also a provision allowing for certain Alcohol-related driving offense to be expunged after ten years if certain specific conditions are met.

The general statute dealing with expungements in Missouri is RSMo 610.122. Note: Except for the preceding circumstances there is no way in Missouri to have a CONVICTION (SIS or otherwise) expunged.

You are eligible in Missouri for expungement of your ARREST record if your arrest was:
  • Based on false information.
  • There is no probable cause to believe you committed the offense
  • No charges will be pursued as a result of the arrest
  • You have no prior or subsequent misdemeanor or felony convictions
  • You did not receive a suspended imposition of sentence for the offense
  • No civil action is pending relating to the arrest or records sought to be expunged
If you qualify, we may file a verified petition for expungement in the civil division of the circuit court in the county of your arrest. The court would then set a hearing on the matter no sooner than 30 days from the filing of the petition. If the court finds that you are entitled to expungement of any record, it must enter an order directing expungement.

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