Amendment 3 Marijuana Expungement Pro Se Petition
This pro se petition is provided pursuant to Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, which requires Missouri State Public Defender to “prepare and make readily available and accessible a pleading form that may be filed pro se” to request that your sentence be vacated, to request your release from custody, and to request expungement of eligible marijuana offenses. This form is intended for use by incarcerated persons only and only for eligible marijuana offenses. If you are not currently incarcerated, even if you are currently on probation or parole, and you are eligible for relief under Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, you do not need to file a petition to obtain that relief.
This form is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. Individual circumstances may vary. You should consult a lawyer to obtain legal advice about your individual situation. Missouri State Public Defender does not provide such legal advice, except to indigent persons who were represented by Missouri State Public Defender on eligible marijuana offenses and are currently incarcerated on eligible marijuana offenses.
However, if you are an indigent person who was represented by Missouri State Public Defender at the time you received your sentence and are currently incarcerated in a prison, jail or halfway house on an eligible marijuana offense, you may call Stacey Lannert at 314-584-1200 or email at Stacey.Lannert@mspd.mo.gov for further information.
Additional information on expungement may be found here.
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The Missouri State Public Defender System (MSPD) provides legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes in Missouri at the levels of the State Trial Court, Appellate Court, Missouri Supreme Court, and United States Supreme Court.
MSPD attempts to provide every client with a high-quality, competent, ardent defense team at every stage of the process in which public defenders are necessary. The team is led by a licensed Missouri attorney devoted full-time to the practice of criminal law.