Springfield area residents who have a non-violent, low-level crime on their criminal record could have their record sealed to give them a “clean slate” and a second chance.
The Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association is hosting a “Clean Slate Clinic” on December 4th that will explain the process of having those records sealed under a Missouri law that went into effect last year.
The clinic will begin at 6 p.m. at The Fairbanks, 1126 North Broadway Avenue in Springfield. The event should last about an hour.
Attendees who cannot afford an attorney to help them gain a “clean slate” will be able to apply for help through Legal Services of Southwest Missouri and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation. Household income must be no higher than 125% of the federal poverty level to use the program.
If you need more information, contact the Bar at 417-831-2783.