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Expunging Misdemeanors in Mississippi


Misdemeanor Convictions

In Mississippi a misdemeanor is a minor offense that is punished with fines, probation, community services, or up to a year in prison. Although misdemeanors are considered to be minor infractions they may show up on a criminal records and cause problems.

However, Mississippi misdemeanor expungements are relatively straightforward. Mississippi law provides that any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor, excluding a conviction for a traffic violation, and who is a first offender, may petition the justice, county, circuit or municipal court in which the conviction was had for an or to expunge such conviction from all public records.

Under this provision most misdemeanor are expungeable.

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