Overcoming A Criminal Record Through Expunction, Expungement Or Nondisclosure
Are you are having a hard time securing a job or apartment lease because of criminal records obtained in a background check? If you are facing difficulties today due to mistakes you have made in the past, we may be able to help. At Carl Henry Judin III, Attorney and Counselor, we pursue record sealing or record clearing options for clients who want to get a fresh start.
For information about sealing criminal records or expunction in Texas, reach out to lawyer Hank Judin in Dallas.
When Can Criminal Records Be Destroyed?
Under certain conditions Texas law allows for the destruction, or expunction, of criminal records. The process involves a petition of expunction filed in the court that handled the matter. Expunction is an option for clients whose case was dismissed or resulted in a not-guilty verdict. Deferred misdemeanor charges may also qualify for expunction in Texas.
Sealing Of Criminal Records
In cases where criminal charges resulted in conviction, another option is available. Record sealing prevents employers, landlords and the general public from gaining access to documentation of criminal charges, convictions and sentences. The information would still be available to law enforcement and court officials, but could not be obtained in a public background check. Record sealing begins with a petition for nondisclosure.
Dallas criminal defense attorney Hank Judin provides effective record sealing and expunction services for people in Northeast Texas who are looking for a clean start. We also help parents and young people seeking the sealing of juvenile records. The process is not as expensive as you might expect.
Ask About Expunction And Other Options
If you have questions about your rights and options in a record sealing or expunction matter, call our criminal defense law office. Reach Carl Henry Judin III, Attorney and Counselor, at 972-704-1075 or email our law offices to set up a free consultation with a Texas attorney.