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Criminal records can make it difficult to get a lease, find employment, and function fully in society. Criminal record expungement is such as important possibility under Kansas law for individuals who have completed their sentences, made changes in their lives and who are now seeking to move beyond that that stigma and the barriers resulting from past mistakes.
Is a criminal record holding you back? Need a clean slate? The Topeka Bar Association Expungement Day Project offers individuals the opportunity to have certain Adult Criminal Arrests, Convictions and Diversions expunged.
How Sealed or Expunged Court Records in Tenant & Employment Screening Reports May Illegally Cost People Jobs & Housing From the National Consumer Law Center, June, 2022 Today, to rent an apartment or nail down a job, you almost always have to pass a background check.
Under Kansas law, those with a drug conviction are required to register on the same public list as more than 10,000 convicted sex offenders. As of March 1, 2021, the Kansas Public Offender Registry contained the names and addresses of 5,777 drug offenders.
Kansas who have an arrest or conviction on their records from when they were a juvenile (under 18 years old) might be able to get that record cleared. Kansas Legal Services has an interactive form to create a document for the Court where the arrest or conviction took place. You must first figure out if your crime is eligible for clearing. 
This guide will answer some of your most common questions about expungement.      KLS offers a free legal form, Expungement, to expunge records - click here  
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.
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.

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