Expungement & Non-Disclosure
Criminal history records can have a major impact on your ability to find employment, obtain a professional license or gain admission to an institution of higher learning. In some instances you may be entitled to have your criminal records closed off from public view. With my knowledge and experience in the area of expungement and non-disclosure law I can assist you in removing these roadblocks to your future.
It can be frustrating when your case has been dismissed or you have fulfilled the obligations imposed upon you by the court system, but your past keeps coming back to haunt you. In other instances your record may display inaccurate information, such as convictions belonging to another person with a similar name or other identifying information. Many people are unaware that they may be entitled to have criminal records stored in public databases closed off from view.
The type of remedy that is now available to you depends on the original outcome of your case. I have experience erasing damaging criminal records through expungement and non-disclosure, thereby allowing you to move forward with your life. Call me now to review the circumstances of your case and to discuss options for clearing your name.
EXPUNCTION OF CRIMINAL RECORDS Art. 55.01. RIGHT TO EXPUNCTION. (a) A person who has been placed under a custodial or noncustodial arrest for commission of either a felony or misdemeanor is entitled to have all records and files relating to the arrest expunged if:
PROCEDURE FOR EXPUNCTION Sec. 1. At the request of the defendant and after notice to the state, the trial court presiding over the case in which the defendant was acquitted, if the trial court is a district court,
RIGHT OF CLOSE RELATIVE TO SEEK EXPUNCTION ON BEHALF OF DECEASED PERSON. (a) In this article, “close relative of a deceased person” means the grandparent, parent, spouse, or adult brother, sister, or child of a deceased person.
EFFECT OF EXPUNCTION. When the order of expunction is final: (1) the release, maintenance, dissemination, or use of the expunged records and files for any purpose is prohibited
VIOLATION OF EXPUNCTION ORDER. Sec. 1. A person who acquires knowledge of an arrest while an officer or employee of the state or of any agency or other entity of the state or any political subdivision of the state