What is the first step to removing a felony charge from my record from 13 years ago?

Asked on November 11, 2012 under Criminal Law, Missouri

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The first step is to contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss the chances of getting amotion to expunge the prior felony from your record and the costs to do so. Not all petitions for such are granted. The court looks at the conviction, how much time has passed, what the person who was convicted has done with his or her life since the conviction and the reasons for the desired expungement.


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