Hattiesburg, MS asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: Are there specific papers for expungement petitions?

I have a misdemeanor in Hattiesburg, MS. The courthouse where it is located said that it may be eligible for expungement, but that they do not have the paperwork for the petition. The clerk informed me that I would need to write the petition for expungement myself and bring it to file. Are there specific forms in Mississippi that I need to use, and if so, is there a location I can get these? If not, how might I write the petition?

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Unfortunately, there are very few, if any, expungement forms available online. Regardless, each expungement is different, and will require a thorough review to make sure that it complies with all of the statutory requirements. It is in your best interest to reach out to a criminal lawyer who has experience in expungements so that they can guide you through the process.

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