Enabling You To Move Forward In Life
A criminal offense on your record can limit your opportunities and follow you for years. Fortunately, expungement is an option for many to seal their records and move forward with their lives. Expunging your record means the court seals your offense from view by those requesting a background check. The offense will only be visible in some cases and that includes to law enforcement officers or anyone else.
Call us at 816-399-5219 for a free initial consultation. At The Backer Law Firm, we’ve got your back.
At The Backer Law Firm, we represent individuals across Kansas City and the surrounding areas in seeking expungements for prior offenses. We are aggressive advocates for our clients and dedicated to putting your needs first. As an experienced trial lawyer, attorney Joseph M. Backer is prepared to fight for you and your future.
Sealing Your Record Benefits Many Areas Of Your Life
Expungement can allow you to move past an offense committed years ago. A criminal record can significantly affect your life, causing ongoing issues such as:
- Applying for housing
- Securing employment
- Seeking educational opportunities
- Gaining financial assistance or loans
When Is Expungement Possible In Missouri?
In Missouri, expungement must be sought in the county where your offense was charged. The waiting period is typically three years for misdemeanor offenses and seven years for felony offenses.
While Missouri allows the expungement of many offenses, there are still some that are ineligible, including dangerous or violent felony offenses. Alcohol-related offenses, including driving while intoxicated, are eligible under select circumstances, including if it was a one-time misdemeanor offense. If you are unsure whether your record is eligible, we can assist in informing you of your options.
We’ve Got Your Back
After waiting years to become eligible for expungement, going into court unprepared can put such a crucial process at risk. We can represent you throughout the expungement process. We will review the facts of your case to determine your eligibility, advocate on your behalf to strengthen your case and see the case through until the expungement is complete.
Discuss Your Case With A Lawyer
Contact our office to learn about how we can assist with your case. Call us at 816-399-5219 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our office is conveniently located near the intersection of I-70 and Noland Road in Independence, Missouri.