How Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged in Texas?
If you were charged with a crime in the past, you are likely wondering: How can I get my criminal record expunged in Texas? There are many rules regarding eligibility for expunction orders in Texas, so it’s best to talk to a lawyer to find out if you qualify. In the meantime, here’s a little information as to how to get a criminal record expunged.
Expunction Orders in Texas
Many people have heard of record-clearing or expunction of a criminal record. What these terms mean is that you could have a charge wiped off your record. Not every crime qualifies for expunction, so you will need to learn whether your charge or conviction qualifies to be removed from your Texas record.
A few qualifications for expunction:
- The mandatory time frame has passed.
- You haven’t received any new charges on your record.
- The charges weren’t pursued.
- You were acquitted of a crime.
- You were pardoned.
- Certain misdemeanors might qualify for removal.
- You completed a deferred prosecution program.
What if You’re Not Eligible to Have Your Record Expunged?
If you aren’t eligible to have your criminal record expunged, you should know that you have another option. You could have your record sealed instead. Getting your record sealed means that the public won’t be able to view this record, and most employers won’t be able to see it, as well. The government will still see the criminal charge on your record, though.
To get your record sealed you will need to petition the court for a nondisclosure order.
Get in Contact with a Texas Record Clearing Lawyer
Now you know a little more about how you can get your criminal record expunged in Texas. Call Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP at 214-522-9404 to speak to a lawyer about your situation. You can also complete the online contact form below to reach our law firm.