Act 145 – Effective August 1, 2014

Initial filings will need to include the following:

1.)      Criminal background check from the La. State Police dated within the past 30 days (required),
2.)      Fingerprint card (can be obtained from Sheriff’s Office),
3.)      Expungement Forms filled out.
4.)      If the charge is a FELONY: Verification of first offender pardon,
5.)      If the charge is a MISDEMEANOR: Probation officer’s termination of satisfactorily completion,
6)       $200.00 money order payable to Clerk of Court,
7.)      $250.00 money order payable to Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification/Information,
8.)      $50.00 money order payable to Union Parish Sheriff,
9.)      $50.00 money order payable to Union Parish District Attorney,
10.)    2-$50.00 money orders payable to the Department of Public Safety -DWI charge only.

The processing fees provided for by this Article are nonrefundable and shall not be returned even if the court denies these motions.

General Information

  • By law, the Clerk of Court shall not provide any legal advice on how to prepare legal documents. You will either need to speak to an attorney or research the Louisiana law books to determine what information should be included in the motion.
  • Once a motion is filed with the Clerk of Court, it will be forwarded to a Judge for review, and a hearing date may be set. You and/or your attorney will need to be present in court on that day. The Clerk of Court will mail a notice of the court date, so please include a valid mailing address on the original motion.
  • If the Judge grants the expungement, you will need to present him/her with the Order for Expungement of Arrest/Conviction Record to sign in open court.
  • If the expungement is granted, you will need to obtain certified copies of any filings needed. Certified copies are $1.00 per page plus an additional $10.00 for certification of each copy. Please be sure to obtain an adequate number of copies, as you may be unable to obtain copies once the files have been removed from public record.
  • The State of Louisiana, the District Attorney and the Sheriff will be served with a copy of the Judgment, but you will be responsible for serving any other agency with information about your charge on file.

Expungement Forms Index

Form # Form Name
Form Exp 4 Certification of Fee Waiver DA approves waive of fees
Form Exp 5 Motion for Expungement Misdemeanor or Felony
Form Exp 6 Affidavit of Response Objections or Not
Form Exp 7 Order of Expungement No Objections/No Hearings
Form Exp 8 Order of Expungement After Hearing
Form Exp 9 Motion for Interim Expungement Expungement of felony of arrest if charge reduced to misdemeanor
Form Exp 10 Order of Interim Expungement Expungement of felony of arrest if charge reduced to misdemeanor
Exp Supplemental 1 Supplemental Sheet for Arrest/No Convictions
Exp Supplemental 2 Supplemental Sheet for Misdemeanor Convictions
Exp Supplemental 3 Supplemental Sheet for Felony Convictions
DWI Plea Form Transmittal of Records of DWI Plea Transmittal of Records of DWI Plea Pursuant to Article 894
DWI Expungement Form Transmittal of Records for Expungement of DWI Transmittal of Records for Expungement of DWI

Motion to Set Aside Conviction and Dismiss Prosecution

Order of Dismissal

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