Expunction—also called expungement—refers to the process of clearing your criminal record of an arrest, charge or conviction. Clearing your record can make a big difference in your life.
Background checks can affect your ability to find a job or a place to live. An old mistake can haunt you for years. At The Carreras Law Group, P.C., our Fort Worth criminal defense attorney can help you with expunction and non-disclosure order issues.
Texas law limits the things that you can seek to remove from your permanent record:
The good news is that if you are eligible, the process is relatively painless for you. Once you choose us to help you with your expunction, we do the rest. We take care of all the paperwork. We attend the hearing. We will keep you informed and let you know about any developments. In 45 to 60 days, generally, we will have the court’s answer for you.
When the judge signs your order for expunction, you will have the right to have your criminal record cleared. A background search will turn up no record of the incident, not even a note that the record has been cleared. You won’t have to tell anyone about your conviction when applying for a job, license or loan. It will be like it never happened.
In some cases where expunction is not available, we may be able to pursue an order for nondisclosure for you. While an expunction will clear your record, an order for nondisclosure will limit who can access your records. After an order for nondisclosure, private companies will not be able to see your record, but certain public entities will still have access.
Our goal is make sure you have the right to have qualifying incidents taken off your record. A clean record is a new start for you. You will finally be free from the trouble a criminal record brings. Our firm takes incredible satisfaction from helping people get an expunction or order for nondisclosure.
Call Us Today to Get a Clean Slate
If you are tired of having doors closed or having to answer awkward questions based on a past mistake, we can help. Call us at (817) 318-6022 or contact our criminal defense lawyer online to request a free consultation.