Expungement Lawyer in Starkville
Proudly Serving Residents of Northern Mississippi
Does your criminal record reflect the arrest and conviction of a crime for which you already repaid your debt to society? Sometimes the best of us can suffer from a momentary and uncharacteristic lapse in judgment that results in a dire mistake. Don’t let that mistake define the rest of your life – call a criminal defense lawyer in Starkville from Vollor Law Firm, P.A. to discuss the possibility of setting aside your criminal record.
Misdemeanor Expunction in Mississippi
In general, Mississippi expungement law allows first-time misdemeanor convictions and arrests for charges that were ultimately dropped or dismissed. Expungement for DUI convictions and drug possession convictions for minors are also available under certain circumstances.
The expunction of a first-time misdemeanor offense is permissible under the following circumstances:
- Serving notice to the prosecuting attorney
- One (1) year of good conduct following the last conviction
- If the society’s best interests would be served
Mississippi law allows expunction for certain felony convictions within five (5) years of completing all terms and condition of the sentence. If the offender was under the age of twenty-one (21) when the felonies were committed, subsequent convictions after the first offense could be expunged.
Felonies that can be expunged include:
- A bad check offense;
- Possession of a controlled substance or paraphernalia;
- Obtaining signature, money or valuables with fraudulent intent;
- Malicious mischief; or
Effective Advocacy for Starkville Residents
The social stigma and negative consequences associated with criminal convictions can obstruct a person’s efforts to rehabilitate themselves as a productive member of society. A criminal record can significantly restrict your ability to find employment, obtain credit, and otherwise secure a promising future for you and your family. That is why you should consult an experienced Starkville criminal defense attorney regarding your options for expunging your criminal record. At Vollor Law Firm, P.A., we have more than two (2) decades of experience advocating for the rights of former convicts in Starkville. We can help minimize the adverse effects of a criminal record and maximize your opportunities for a brighter future.