West Point, MS asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: I have been told by two different lawyers, today, that hindering prosecution is a felony in Mississippi,

and is not eligible for expungement. This clearly says it's a misdemeanor. I'm very confused. Can you tell me which it is?

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Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Hindering prosecution is a felony in Mississippi; however, it is not one of the listed felonies ineligible for expunction once certain elements have been met. You must have paid all fines, assessments, and restitution ordered. You must have served all of the time ordered. Five years must have expired since you completed all parts of your sentencing.

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