Wichita Expungements Attorneys
Highly Qualified Legal Help in Sedgwick County & South Central Kansas
A criminal record is permanent and can be accessed by the public through background checks. This means you may be turned down by a future landlord, employer, licensing agency, or other entity who accesses your information. Fortunately, Kansas law allows certain records to be expunged or sealed so that they are no longer visible except to certain parties and under certain circumstances set out by statute.
Find out if you are eligible and begin the process by contacting us at (316) 665-7227 or reaching out to our Kansas expungement lawyers online.
In order to expunge or seal your record, you must be eligible and file the appropriate paperwork. At Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt, our accomplished Wichita expungement lawyers can advise you on your eligibility and proceed with the proper legal action if appropriate. Our criminal defense firm has a long history of outstanding results in helping individuals handle criminal cases of all types in South Central Kansas.
What is the Kansas Expungement Statute?
According to the Kansas expungement statute, K.S.A. 21-3110, a defendant in a criminal action may have their conviction or arrest wiped off their record so that only the defendant or government agencies have access to it.
In the state of Kansas, an arrest record may be expunged if you were found not guilty in court, your arrest was made without probable cause, or was made due to mistaken identity. It may also be expunged if the charges were dismissed and/or are likely to never be filed.
In Kansas, qualified individuals may seek expungements for:
- Arrest records
- Juvenile adjudications
- Criminal convictions
Criminal convictions may be expunged if a certain amount of time has lapsed and you have not been convicted of any new felony offenses within the last two years.
How Long Does a Felony Stay on Your Record in Kansas?
Other felonies and motor vehicle offenses, such as driving while suspended, can be expunged 5 years after the completion of the sentence.
What Types of Convictions Can Never Be Expunged?
Depending on the type of offense you were convicted of, you may have to wait between 3 to 5 years to file for an expungement. Expungements for DUI convictions are separate, and the waiting period, which varies, is controlled by the date of arrest.
Certain criminal convictions can never be expunged, such as:
Talk to a Wichita, KS Expungement Lawyer at Our Firm
The first step in pursuing an expungement is to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys who can provide the information and guidance you need. If your case is eligible and you are ready to proceed, we can help you get started on cleaning up your record.