It is likely unusual to meet someone who claims that there is not some mistake that he or she made in the past. For some this could be relatively minor, such as the decision to go to college, but for others, a mistake could have significant, long-term ramifications, especially if it results in criminal charges and a conviction. Fortunately, some people in Missouri who have been convicted of a crime may have the option of seeking an expungement.
An expungement is a tool that could allow you to seal a record of conviction. However, it only applies to certain crimes. For example, those who only have a single conviction of DWI that happened 10 years earlier may be a candidate. Additionally, certain nonviolent offenders, such as those convicted of drug offenses, may also be successful in their pursuit of this option.