Criminal Law


Expungements are a valuable tool for citizens. Missouri's expungement laws allow citizens to seal their criminal records. In other words, expunged records are closed to the public. However, the laws are very specific as to what can be expunged (i.e., what records can be sealed). Most commonly, citizens can expunge arrest records. This is beneficial because without expunging them, they might still show up on background checks, even if the arrest did not result in a criminal conviction.

In 2012, Missouri expanded its expungement laws to allow for expungements of certain crimes. Although the statute is very limited in terms of what crimes can be expunged, if you have a criminal conviction, it might be worthwhile to talk to an expungment attorney about the matter.

The criminal defense lawyers at The Hammon Law Firm have experience with expungements. They understand the impact that arrest records and criminal convictions can have on people's lives -- specifically when they are applying for jobs. The firm's attorneys will evaluate if you can expunge any part of your record, advise you of your rights, and work diligently to achieve your goal.

Affordable Services

If you think you cannot afford a criminal defense lawyer, we can help. The firm charges reasonable fees with for all services, maintains affordable retainers, and will set up payment plans when appropriate. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

Contact a Jefferson County Criminal Defense Attorney

We offer free initial consultations. Contact us online or call 636-789-2661 to set up an appointment. Our office is located in Hillsboro, directly across from the Jefferson County Circuit Courthouse and the Jefferson County Municipal Courthouse.

473 Maple Street  |  Hillsboro, MO 63050