Seal and Expunge
Seal and Expunge – Attorneys providing after the fact relief for those convicted or accused of a crime in the past.
Attorney to Expunge Record
A Bryson Law Firm expungement attorney can help remove prior convictions from your record. Our expungement lawyer can analyze your record to determine if you qualify.
Misdemeanor Record Expungement Lawyer
Our MS expungement attorney can expunge a great many of misdemeanor convictions. Generally, traffic violations cannot be expunged. The one exception is that a fairly recent provision allows DUI First from over 5 years ago to be expunged.
Violent misdemeanor offenses may or may not be expunged, depending on the court. This includes Domestic Violence. Call 662-205-0008 for a free consultation to see how your particular court handles these issues.
We can possibly expunge a criminal record for you even if you have been convicted of a felony offense. For adult offenses, you can only have one expungement per life. The old law said there are only six adult felony offenses that can be expunged in Mississippi: Certain drug crimes, shoplifting, larceny, bad check, false pretense, and malicious mischief.
However, updated laws went into effect in the summer of 2019. Now the law states which felony convictions cannot be expunged. These include violent crimes like rape and murder and other less obvious convictions like voyeurism and witness intimidation. The good news is that is now possible to expunge many more felony convictions than in the past. The downside is that navigating what is and what is not expungable has become far more complicated than ever before. Even if a lawyer told you that your charge could not be expunged in the past, it may be eligible now.
The best expungement lawyer will know how to navigate current complex expungement laws in Mississippi. If your prior conviction was processed as a non-adjudication, you will need to hire an attorney to ask the judge to remove it from your record after you complete all phases of your sentence. All felonies can qualify for expungement following a non-adjudication.
In addition, all felonies and misdemeanors qualify for expungement if you are found not guilty or if the charge is not pursued by the prosecution for a period of time. Even when you are found not guilty, the fact that you were arrested and accused will still appear on your record until you have it expunged. You may be able to expunge any number of charges for which you were not convicted.
There are 23 different felonies that take away the right to vote in Mississippi. These range from murder to Timber Larceny. Only 8 of these cannot be expunged from your record to restore your right to vote. If you have lost your voting rights, please call us to see if you can have your voting rights restored.
In addition to the one adult felony expungement available, Mississippi allows for one juvenile felony expungement. A greater variety of offenses may be expunged under the juvenile provision than under the adult provision. It may be possible to for you to expunge two felony convictions by using both the juvenile and adult portions of the code.
Our gun law lawyers can petition the judge to allow you once again possess and use firearms and weapons. A prior conviction doesn’t necessarily mean that you can no longer hunt or defend your family. We can often get a convicted felon’s gun rights restored.
How Do I Get My Gun Rights Back?
If you hire a gun rights attorney, Mississippi will allow us to file paperwork to review a felon’s right to bear arms. Using our lawyers for restoring gun rights can usually result in reinstatement of 2nd Amendment rights for felons.