Sugar Land Texas Expunction Lawyer / Expunction AttorneyAs a former Texas judge and experienced expunction attorney in Fort Bend County, I understand the inner workings of the criminal justice system and can help you file a petition for expunction. When clients retain our legal services, we immediately begin work on their case and offer a variety of options for obtaining an expunction order or a petition for non-disclosure seal.
What Is Expunction?Criminal record expunction – also known as “expungement” – is the legal process of removing a criminal arrest record from public records. (Technically speaking, the record is “expunged.”)
Why Seek Expunction?Having criminal charges on your record makes your life difficult in a number of ways:
- It can hinder you from attaining a lease on an apartment.
- It can make employers apprehensive about hiring you.
- It can cause you to be denied admission into the schools and colleges of your choice.
Do You Qualify for Expunction of Your Criminal Records?Expunging your criminal records in Texas is a time-consuming process that should only be attempted with a knowledgeable expunction attorney by your side. Only certain criminal offenses can be expunged for defendants. The State Bar Association of Texas states that you may be eligible for expunction if:
- “Not-Guilty” verdict after a trial hearing
- Acquitted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
- Conviction is pardoned by the Governor
- Completing a deferred adjudication for a Class C misdemeanor