Expunction Of A Criminal Record In Texas
Everywhere in the United States, whether it is to rent an apartment or to get a job you are asked to complete applications on which thorough background checks are run. If you have a criminal record, it may be very hard for you to get a job or rent a decent home. Texas allows people a second chance through an expunction.
Determining If You Qualify
Our attorneys at Griffin and Cain Attorneys at Law will file an action on your behalf and attempt to purge your criminal record. Several conditions must be met in order to apply for your expunction and even then it is possible the application may not be successful. Success may be a partial or even complete deletion of your criminal record. Whether the application is successful depends on the crimes alleged, and the circumstances surrounding why you were not convicted of the crime.
Some Crimes Won’t Qualify
The record of some crimes can never be expunged. For those that can, you must have been found not guilty at a jury trial or the charges must have been dismissed with certain conditions, whether this was through a no-bill from the grand jury, or at the discretion of the prosecutor. Our experienced Texas criminal defense attorneys know whether your situation fits the requirements for expunction and can help you through the process.
If you have been charged with a crime, our attorneys can help protect your rights. Contact our office to set up a free consultation: Call 281-524-6979 or send us an email.