At Gibson & Mullennix, we handle a variety of cases. Expungements are helpful to people who need their background checked for there employment or other reasons. Expungements are helpful because they make a criminal record or a record of an arrest not appear on background checks. Only law enforcement can find out if you were previously convicted of a crime or arrested.
The simplest type of Expungement is under Mississippi Code Annotated 99-19-71(4), which says ”Upon petition therefor, a justice, county, circuit or municipal court shall expunge the record of any case in which an arrest was made, the person arrested was released and the case was dismissed or the charges were dropped or there was no disposition of such case.”
This means that the Court must expunge this record without any input from the judge. Arrests sometimes appear on your record even if your charge was dismissed. You may contact us at Gibson & Mullennix for help with all of your legal needs.