Expungement

Expungement Attorneys in DeSoto County

Clear Your Criminal Record To Protect Your Future

Are you embarrassed about a mistake you made in the past? Does an arrest stand in the way of your career progress?

The existence of a criminal record can prevent you from getting that dream job, entering professional school or renting an apartment. But many people in Mississippi who have been arrested in the past can get expungements that prevent parties outside the criminal justice system from learning about the arrest and subsequent disposition of the case.

At Hayes Law Firm, we understand that everyone deserves a second chance. A criminal record in Mississippi can be a significant barrier to employment, education, and housing opportunities. Our experienced expungement lawyers in Desoto County are dedicated to helping you clear your record and start anew. With a commitment to personalized service and a deep understanding of Mississippi's expungement laws, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

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Understanding Expungement in Mississippi

Expungement is the legal process of sealing or erasing a criminal record from public view. In Mississippi, certain offenses are eligible for expungement, including some misdemeanors and non-violent felonies. However, not all convictions qualify, and there are specific criteria that must be met.

Eligibility for Expungement

To be eligible for expungement in Desoto County, you must typically meet the following criteria:

  • Misdemeanors: Generally, misdemeanors in Mississippi can be expunged if you have completed all terms of your sentence, including probation and payment of fines.
  • Non-Violent Felonies: Some non-violent felony convictions may be eligible for expungement after a certain period has passed, provided you have no subsequent criminal convictions.
  • First-Time Offenders: If you are a first-time offender, you may have additional options for expungement or non-adjudication.

Getting An Expungement In Mississippi

There are a number of legal requirements that must be met before a Mississippi court grants an expungement petition. In a free consultation with  Desoto County expungement attorney Robbie Hayes at Hayes Law Firm, PLLC, can review your situation and determine if you qualify for an expungement.

Generally speaking, if you were arrested for a misdemeanor crime (or some felony crimes) you may be eligible for an expungement in Mississippi.

An expungement seals your record, preventing potential employers, schools, landlords and other parties from learning of your arrest.

Benefits of an Expungement

Expungement offers numerous advantages that can positively impact various aspects of your life:

  • Employment Opportunities: A clear criminal record can significantly enhance your job prospects, allowing you to pass background checks and secure employment without the stigma of a past conviction.
  • Educational Access: Expungement can improve your chances of being accepted into educational institutions and qualifying for scholarships, grants, and financial aid.
  • Housing Options: Landlords often conduct background checks on potential tenants. An expunged record can increase your chances of being approved for rental applications and finding suitable housing.
  • Professional Licenses: Many professional licensing boards consider criminal history during their evaluation process. An expungement can help you obtain or retain professional licenses in various fields.
  • Peace of Mind: Expungement provides a sense of closure and a fresh start, allowing you to move forward with your life without the constant worry of a criminal record affecting your future.

Act Now To Safeguard Your Reputation And Career

Getting an expungement does take some time, so you should act sooner rather than later. If you are eligible for expungement, attorney Robbie Hayes can handle all aspects of your case for an affordable fee. He will collect the needed information, prepare your petition and work to obtain your expungement as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you are looking for an attorney for expungement in Desoto County, don't hesitate to contact us.

Find out how Hayes Law Firm, PLLC, in Mississippi, may be able to help. Call (662) 503-8409, or contact the firm online today to schedule a free consultation with a DeSoto County expungement lawyer.

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