Several forms are available for use in various criminal legal actions, such as those relating to bondsmen, expungement and correction of records. NOTE: Court clerks cannot provide assistance in completing any of these forms.
Below is the name, description and purpose of each form available on this website:
General Affidavit of Qualifications (Attorney-In-Fact):
This form is filed with the court advising that an individual has the authority to write bail bonds on behalf of a surety company licensed by the Department of Insurance.
General Affidavit-Questionnaire (Bondsman):
This form is filed with the court to advise that an individual is legally qualified to write bail bonds and has enough assets (property and cash) to cover the bonds that are written.
Notice of Appeal:
This form is filed with the court as an application to a higher (appellate) court to review an order or judgment of a lower trial court when permitted by law. This is filed with the clerk of the court where the case was tried.
Special Affidavit of Qualification (Surety Bond-General Affidavit Filed and Current): This form is used when a General Affidavit of Qualifications (Attorney-In-Fact) form and General Affidavit-Questionnaire (Bondsman) form is filed with the court.
This form must be filed with every bond written during the month covered by the general affidavit.
Petition for Expungement of Arrest Records: This form is used to ask the court to order agencies that have arrest records pertaining to a specific incident in which the applicant was involved to destroy those records. All agencies that may have records must be identified by checking the appropriate box(es).
Petition for Expungement of Arrest/Plea/Trial/Conviction(s): This form is used to ask the court to order agencies that have arrest/plea/trial/conviction(s) pertaining to specific incidents in which the applicant was involved to destroy those records pursuant to section 610.140, RSMo. All agencies that may have records must be identified by checking the appropriate box(es) under "Defendant(s)." A $100 surcharge will be assessed when the petition is filed with the court. The following offenses are eligible to be expunged when such offenses occurred and were prosecuted in the state of Missouri.
• Any felony or misdemeanor offense of passing a bad check (§570.120, RSMo)
• Any felony or misdemeanor offense of fraudulently stopping payment of an instrument (§570.125, RSMo)
• Any felony or misdemeanor offense of fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device (§570.130, RSMo)
• Any misdemeanor offense of negligent burning or exploding (§569.065, RSMo)
• Any misdemeanor offense of negligently setting fire to crops or grassland (§569.067, RSMo)
• Any misdemeanor offense of tampering in the 2nd degree (§569.090, RSMo)
• Any misdemeanor offense of property damage in the 2nd degree (§569.120.1(1), RSMo only)
• Any misdemeanor offense of trespass in the 1st degree (§569.140, RSMo)
• Any misdemeanor offense of trespass on marked property in the 1st degree (§569.145, RSMo)
• Any misdemeanor offense of gambling (§572.020, RSMo)
• Any misdemeanor offense of private peace disturbance (§574.020, RSMo)
• Any misdemeanor offense of drunkenness or drinking in certain prohibited places (§574.075, RSMo)
• Any class B or C misdemeanor offense of peace disturbance (§574.010, RSMo)
The following criteria must be met for each offense listed in the petition to be expunged. If all criteria is not met for all offenses listed in the petition for expungement, the petition will be dismissed by the court and you can not refile another petition until a year has passed since the filing of the first petition. Only one expungement can be granted from the same court.
• It has been at least 20 years if the offense was a felony or at least 10 years if the offense was a misdemeanor, municipal offense, or infraction since the person making the application completed:
(a) Any sentence of imprisonment;
(b) Any period of probation or parole;
• The person has not been found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony, not including violations of the traffic regulations provided under chapters 304 and 307, RSMo during the time period specified for the underlying offense;
• The person has paid any amount of restitution ordered by the court;
• The circumstances and behavior of the petitioner warrant the expungement;
• The expungement is consistent with public welfare.
Petition for Correction of Arrest/Court Records - Identity Theft: This form is used by a person who is the victim of false impersonation and whose identity has been falsely reported in arrest and court records. This form should be filled out in its entirety and filed with the court in the county where they false arrest or court records exist.