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Clear Your Criminal Record

A criminal record can have a significant impact on one’s life. Many people don’t realize that their criminal records are available to everyone, including prospective employers, neighbors, or anyone else who wants to view their criminal history. For this reason, many people seek the assistance of an expungement lawyer in an attempt to clear their criminal record. 

Are you wondering if it is possible to clear your criminal record? Call (972) 845-5350 to learn more.

Expunction & Orders of Nondisclosure in Texas

In Texas, you may address a criminal record in the following ways:

  • Expunction/Expungement – If you were arrested but were not convicted or sentenced to probation, you may be able to have your record completely sealed, as though it had never occurred. Class C misdemeanors can also be expunged if you successfully completed deferred adjudication.
  • Order of Nondisclosure – If you completed deferred adjudication for a felony, Class A misdemeanor or Class B misdemeanor, you may be able to have your record sealed by way of an Order of Nondisclosure. Registerable sex offenses, murder, domestic violence, and other criminal offenses are ineligible, so it is important to talk to an attorney about your specific case.
  • Juvenile Record Sealing – If you have a juvenile record and have no convictions or adjudications since your discharge, and did not serve in a juvenile penitentiary, you may be able to have your record sealed.

How Expunction Works

Expunction is a process in which a criminal record is cleared of state criminal charges. When an expunction or expungement is granted, the agency maintaining the record is ordered to destroy it. Our expunctions attorneys in Waxahachie, Midlothian, Red Oak, and Ellis County cities can explain your options and guide you through the process.

Expunctions are only possible in certain circumstances, such as:

  • A jury reached a not guilty verdict during the trial
  • The charges were dropped by the prosecution before trial
  • The judge dismissed the case before trial
  • The conviction was overturned on appeal

If any of the above situations apply to your case and you believe that expunction is possible, you can get the advice you need from an expunctions attorney in Ellis County by calling our firm. We can assist you in clearing your name through expungement or explain other options, which may be more appropriate for your specific circumstances.

Petition For NonDisclosure In Texas

In some situations when expunction is not possible, a petition for nondisclosure in may be a viable option. This allows the court to seal your record, so that it is visible to government agencies, but not the general public or private employers. Since private employers do not have access to the record, you will have greater access to opportunities in employment and education. However, in order for a judge to issue the order, he or she must believe that you will not repeat the offense. An experienced criminal attorney can help you make your case.

We encourage you to contact our office at (972) 895-7636 to discuss your situation and the best way to move forward.