Ronald Lewis

News And Events


May 04, 2010

As of July 1, 2010 convictions for six types of felonies may for the first time be expunged.  The law is retroactive, which means that felony convictions prior to July 1 may be expunged.  The felonies are bad check offense, simple possession of a controlled substance or paraphernalia, false pretense, larceny, felony malicious mischief, and felony shoplifting.  However, expungement of any of these felonies may not occur until a minimum of five years after successful completion of all terms and conditions of the sentence of conviction.  Only one conviction may be expunged. Passage of this law greatly expands the remedy for those who have straightened out their lives after paying their debt to society for a past mistake.  Some estimate that thousands of Mississippians may be eligible for expungement of prior crimes.   The Lewis Law Firm stands ready to assist those in need who meet the above requirements.

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