Expungments of Prior Convictions/Arrests

Posted by Matt McLane | May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many people ask whether prior DUI convictions or diversions can be expunged from their record. Until July 2011, the answer was NO per K.S.A. 21-4619(c)(21); Senate Bill 6 now allows for expungements after 10 years. However, Senate Bill 55 requires courts to make the expunged records available to the KBI and FBI to complete a driver's criminal history and to determine a person's qualification to possess a firearm. In other words, law enforcement still has access to these records. Despite the new law, clients still pursue expungement Orders for employment purposes. Employers generally don't have access to expunged records and therefore having a ‘clean' slate may increase your chances for employment. Expungement actions are also available for certain non-dui convictions after three years and after five years for certain felonies. Contact my office to determine whether an expungement is in your best interest.

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Matt McLane

Matt McLane was born in Topeka, Kansas, and moved to Pittsburg, Kansas in 1980 where he attended middle school, high school and college. Upon graduation from PSU in 1992, Matt moved back to Topeka where he attended Washburn University law school. Upon graduation, he moved to Overland Park and worked in a small firm handling DUI and traffic cases. He opened the McLane Law Firm in April 2011 and has built his firm on a strong referral base and solid reputation.


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Matt McLane has been defending individuals charged with DUI, traffic and criminal offenses since his graduation from Washburn University Law School in 1996. Licensed in the states of Kansas and Missouri. Mr. McLane specializes in DUI and criminal defense throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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