I pled guilty to a felony theft ($22,000) charge. Restitution was paid. Completed probation and community service requirements. Completed all requirements in April of 2010.
Take a look at the general expungement statuate: RSMo. 610.122 (http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C600-699/6100000122.HTM)
In order for your an expungement to be available, for this type of case, it must fall within the following:
"Notwithstanding other provisions of law to the contrary, any record of arrest recorded pursuant to section 43.503 may be expunged if the court determines that the arrest was based on false information and the following conditions exist:
(1) There is no probable cause, at the time of the action to expunge, to believe the individual committed the offense;
(2) No charges will be pursued as a result of the arrest;
(3) The subject of the arrest has no prior or subsequent misdemeanor or felony convictions;
(4) The subject of the arrest did not receive a suspended imposition of sentence for the offense for which the arrest was made or for any offense related to the arrest; and
(5) No civil action is pending relating to the arrest or the records sought to be expunged."
As referenced above, those crimes expungeable under this statute can be found here: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C000-099/0430000503.HTM.
John M. Eccher
Ward, Hollingshead & Eccher
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No. In Missouri, felony convictions can not be expunged.
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