Americans have a criminal record

If you have a criminal record, you may have been arrested but never charged, never prosecuted, or found guilty. Still, the incident could be preventing you from achieving your goals. This problem disproportionately plagues minority communities.

Expungement is not DIY-friendly, and private legal help is expensive. ExpungeMississippi.com was created to assist with information on expungements in Mississippi.


Our ExpungeMississippi website is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer or who are seeking more information on expungements before contacting a lawyer.

This website does not give legal advice and it is not a substitute for having a lawyer. If you need more help you can Hire a Lawyer or contact a legal services provider.

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What is an Expungement?

An expungement is the process used to erase a criminal record; it is a way to restore a person to the legal status they were in before the incident that generated the record. Following an expungement, you will never be guilty of perjury or false statement for failing to mention the expunged arrest or conviction. ( See Miss. Code Ann. § 99-19-71 )

Expungement in Mississippi will cost at least $150 by law. (See § 99-19-72)
You can access the Mississippi Code online for free here: Mississippi Code Online

Do I Qualify?

A person is eligible for only one (1) felony expungement unless all of the convictions arose from the same facts or occurrence (as determined by the court).

The following felonies may not be expunged:

  • Crimes of Violence
  • Arson, First degree
  • Trafficking controlled substances
  • Third, fourth and subsequent DUI offenses
  • Felon in possesion of firearm
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Voyeurism
  • Witness intimidation

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