Criminal Record Expungement
To find out if you are eligible to have your criminal record cleared, visit www.expungemississippi.com, a web application supported by the Commission and the Magnolia Bar Association. In addition to helping users to determine their eligibility for expungement, the site also lists the names of legal aid organizations that offer free expungement assistance and the dates and locations of upcoming expungements legal clinics and workshops.
For more expungement information and assistance, contact the Mississippi Center for Justice or the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project.
The Mississippi Center for Justice provides expungement services and has an online expungement eligibility form: mscenterforjustice.org/work/expungement/
The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project has an online expungement workshop and video to learn more about expungements. They can assist you in completing your expungement: www.mvlp.net/expungements/
Follow this link for an overview of expungement law in Mississippi: https://cleanslateclearinghouse.org/states/mississippi/adult-record-overview/
Collateral consequences are legal and regulatory restrictions that limit or prohibit people convicted of crimes from accessing employment, business and occupational licensing, housing, voting, education, and other rights, benefits, and opportunities. The National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction has developed a website that lists the penalties and disabilities that may be triggered by a particular conviction in each state: https://niccc.csgjusticecenter.org/