Expungement: For When It Is Time To Move On
Fairly or not, criminal records can follow you your entire life. Even after you sought reformation and served your sentence, your past criminal record can prove limiting with housing, employment, professional licenses, and even child custody—even if you never committed another crime after that.
Expungement can limit these impacts and help you move on with your life. The attorneys at The Stubbs Law Firm, PLLC understand the strict laws Mississippi has in place for expunging records. While not all clients are eligible, we will review your case to see if this life-altering procedure is right for you.
We Will See If It Works For You
While juvenile records are unavailable to the public, the rest of your criminal history after age 20 can be reviewed by anyone requesting it. Once expunged, you can lawfully state you have never been arrest or convicted of a crime when filling out rental or employment applications, which can prevent further review of these records.
The procedure is not limited to minor crimes. Even felonies can be expunged including:
- Possession of controlled substances
- Shoplifting and larceny
- Bad checks
- Fraud and false pretenses
- Malicious mischief
Standards for expungement vary depending on your offender status, the crime involved, and whether you were a first-time offender when you committed the crime. Since the consequences of some offenses can limit your options, expungement is a process worth discussing with an attorney.
Schedule your expungement consultation at The Stubbs Law Firm, PLLC today by calling 1-844-STUBBSLAW (844-788-2275).