In Mississippi the felony expungement laws now allow for more charges to be expunged.
Under Mississippi Code Annotated 99-19-71(2)(a), now any felony is eligible except for those listed in the statute below, previously there were only a few eligible crimes for expungement and they had to be listed in the statute. Now after the completion of the sentence and after a waiting period of 5 years a person is eligible to expunge a felony.
Only those are not eligible and they are listed as follows:
(i) A crime of violence as provided in Section 97-3-2;
(ii) Arson, first degree as provided in Sections 97-17-1 and 97-17-3;
(iii) Trafficking in controlled substances as provided in Section 41-29-139;
(iv) A third, fourth or subsequent offense DUI as provided in Section 63-11-30(2)(c) and (2)(d);
(v) Felon in possession of a firearm as provided in Section 97-37-5;
(vi) Failure to register as a sex offender as provided in Section 45-33-33;
(vii) Voyeurism as provided in Section 97-29-61;
(viii) Witness intimidation as provided in Section 97-9-113;
(ix) Abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable person as provided in Section 43-47- 19; or
(x) Embezzlement as provided in Sections 97-11-25 and 97-23-19.
Please call us and we would be happy to offer a free consultation and assist you in determining whether you are eligible for an expungement.