One of the most damaging consequences of a DUI conviction is that it seems
to follow you for many years down the road, on your driving record, your
criminal record and in your educational or career pursuits. However, for
many people, there may be a way for a DUI offense to be effectively eliminated
from your record. How can this be done? The answer is through a process
Missouri & Kansas DUI Expungement
In Missouri and Kansas, if an individual pled guilty to or diverted such
an offense, a petition may be filed in the court of conviction or diversion
for an order to expunge the official record. This includes any information
regarding the arrest, trial, and conviction or diversion.
Eligibility for Expunging Record
You must meet the following requirements in order to expunge your record:
- The offense must only be a misdemeanor (in Missouri)
- It must be a full 5 or 10 years since the completion of your sentence before you apply
- No other convictions of alcohol-related offenses may have taken place during
those 10 years
- The expungement must be in the interests of the public welfare
- The individual's behavior must warrant expungement
After expungement, the criminal records will be confidential and only available
by court order.
For legal advice regarding
DUI laws and expungement in Kansas City, call on
Steve Schanker. As an experienced attorney, he can answer your questions and provide
Contact his office today for a free case evaluation.