If I have a Suspended Imposition of Sentence in Missouri which made the record a "closed record". According to Chapter 31.2 on closed records it states that “If the defendant successfully completes probation after receiving a SIS, the case file is closed, except for the court’s judgement or order”. Judgement was July 1993. There is nothing on casenet or a background search that turns up. If the clients attorney somehow obtained this information (guessing illegally) and passed it onto his client that I was a convicted felony and could not posses or own a gun (which is not true per MO statue 571.070 since no conviction) which the client then proceeded to tell his children (my girlfriends children, her ex) and the community in which I live in further damaging my character and a defamation based on a false allegation by the attorney. What legal action or rights do I have to take against this attorney if any? I have submitted a bar complaint by filling out the form on http://www.mochiefcounsel.org/ocdc_formFillable.pdf
The truth is what I was looking for and you answered it as such. I'll wait to see what the complaint on the bar action comes back as first. Thanks again!
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