Expungement

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This guide will answer some of your most common questions about expungement.      KLS offers a free legal form, Expungement, to expunge records - click here  
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In 2015, changes were made in Kansas to the Severity of Crimes and Expungement chart.  The chart shows how soon a criminal record may be expunged. The waiting times are for after all jail time, probation and parole is served. You can see and/or download the chart here.
Some employers and landlords check into your background before deciding whether to hire you or keep you on the job, or rent to you. When they do a background check, you have legal rights under federal law. This page talks mostly about legal rights when applying for jobs. It’s important to know whom to contact if you think someone has broken the law related to background checks. Learn about your housing rights under the Fair Housing Act.
View this webinar that tells you all you need to know about Expungement in Kansas.   Here is a handy flow chart that you can download that shows the steps for expungement.
Leland Cox, Managing Attorney  coxl@klsinc.org Counties served: Douglas, Jefferson, Osage, Shawnee, Wabaunsee  

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