2014 Louisiana Laws
Code of Criminal Procedure
CCRP 977 - Motion to expunge a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense

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Art. 977. Motion to expunge a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense

A. A person may file a motion to expunge his record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense if either of the following apply:

(1) The conviction was set aside and the prosecution was dismissed pursuant to Article 894(B) of this Code.

(2) More than five years have elapsed since the person completed any sentence, deferred adjudication, or period of probation or parole, and the person has not been convicted of any felony offense during the five-year period, and has no felony charge pending against him. The motion filed pursuant to this Subparagraph shall include a certification obtained from the district attorney which verifies that to his knowledge the applicant has no felony convictions during the five-year period and no pending felony charges under a bill of information or indictment.

B. The motion to expunge a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense shall be served pursuant to the provisions of Article 979 of this Code.

C. No person shall be entitled to expungement of a record under either of the following circumstances:

(1) The misdemeanor conviction arose from circumstances involving a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541, except that an interim expungement shall be available as authorized by the provisions of Article 985.1 of this Code.

(2) The misdemeanor conviction was for domestic abuse battery which was not dismissed pursuant to Article 894(B) of this Code.

D.(1) Expungement of a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense shall occur only once with respect to any person during a five-year period, unless the person was sentenced pursuant to Article 894(B) of this Code.

(2) Expungement of a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated shall occur only once with respect to any person during a ten-year period.

Acts 2014, No. 145, §1.

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