A single arrest can dramatically change your life. Suddenly, employers will not hire you. Landlords won’t rent to you. Lenders won’t extend credit. Life takes a significant turn for the worse, and it doesn’t seem to end. Challenges pile up and your quality of life and ability to care for yourself and your family dries up.

It does not have to be this way. At STL Expungement Law, we’ve worked with clients just like you to erase their criminal histories and give them a second chance. We can do the same for you.

Contact us today to learn more about arrest expungements in St. Louis, MO, or to schedule your consultation.

Criminal Expungement: Get a New Start in Life

Is it fair that a single mistake should haunt you for the rest of your life? This was the question that Missouri legislators wrestled with. Ultimately, they decided that in many cases, that should not be the case. In 2019, Missouri introduced comprehensive new laws that allowed people just like you to get a new start in life by expunging criminal records that prevented them from finding rewarding employment, renting or buying a home, and more.

However, expunging your criminal record is not something you should attempt on your own. This is a complex area of law and requires in-depth knowledge and experience. We can help you get the new start in life you need and deserve. We’ve worked with clients who’ve been arrested for theft, destruction of property, and many other charges to have those records destroyed or sealed. We can do the same for you.

Get in touch today to learn more about how we can help you reset your life.

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The first step in your journey to restoring your lost rights and getting a second chance at life is to schedule a consultation with us. We’ll sit down with you, discuss your case, and help you understand if your conviction can be expunged. While hundreds of charges can be destroyed or sealed, many cannot be.

After your consultation, we’ll work with you to petition the Circuit Court where the crime occurred for expungement. Our experienced legal professionals will help you complete all the paperwork necessary to start the process and we’ll speak with the judge if necessary to help achieve an optimal outcome.

If you were convicted of a felony, you must wait at least three (3) years from the disposition of the felony. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor, you’ll need to wait at least one (1) year to file for expungement.

Every situation is different. Most criminal records don’t qualify for full expungement (destruction of the record itself) unless you were arrested based on false information. In other cases, you may qualify for a closure of your criminal records, meaning that it won’t be expunged completely, but it will be hidden from public view.

If your arrest and conviction are expunged or sealed, the information will only be available to law enforcement agencies, the courts, and certain employers.

Not sure if your arrest qualifies for expungement in Missouri? Get in touch today.

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