|RECORD EXPUNGEMENT WHAT IS AN EXPUNGEMENT ?
– SIMPLY PUT, IT IS THE CLEARING OF ARREST & CONVICTIONS FROM PUBLIC RECORDS & THE RESTORATION OF RIGHTS
Before 2012, no felony conviction could be removed from a persons record in Mississippi. (This process is known as “Expungement”). However, thanks to a new law passed in 2012, a number of felony and misdemeanor convictions can now permanently removed (expunged) from a persons record! That means a person can have a conviction and/or an arrest go away like it never happened!
A clean or expunged record can help people get jobs, restore voting rights, gun and hunting rights. They may also be eligible for many government benefits, such as student loans, that a felony conviction or even an arrest is causing them to be ineligible for.
Also, even though you may never have been convicted of a crime you may need to have arrest cleared from your record. ALMOST ALL ARREST, regardless of the outcome of the case, will appear on routine background checks. Most cases that involved the charges being dropped, completion of a pre-trial diversion program, or even the person being found not guilty at trial, will not contain this information on a background check. The arrest will show up and it will often look like a pending matter. A old arrest can be just as detrimental to a employer or others, as an actual conviction.
Call us today about getting convictions and arrest removed from your record permanently.