Missouri Pardon/Expungement Process

The state of Missouri provides a clemency pardon. Before recommendation is sent to the governor, all applications are reviewed and investigated by the Board of Probation and Parole. Before an application for a pardon can be requested, there must be a three year waiting period after completion of sentence and no further charges gathered, excluding minor traffic violations. If a pardon is denied, the applicant must wait three more years to reapply.

There are no public hearings for a pardon request and the recommendation is sent to the Governor in writing. All hearings on matters of clemency are closed to the public. Upon completion of sentence, all rights are automatically restored.

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