If you are interested in having your record cleared in Texas, there are
specific steps that you must follow. For help with the paperwork, possible
hearing, and other requirements team up with an expungement lawyer in
Before you get started, it ishelpful to gather all of the necessary information.
When filing a petition, you will have to provide information regarding
the details of your case, including the offense charged, the date of the
offense, the date of arrest, the name of the county, the name of the arresting
agency, the case number, the court of offense, your personal information,
and all law enforcement agencies with information on your case.
A brief checklist of how to go about
expunging your record after you have the necessary information includes:
- Filling out a Petition for Expunction- you will file this petition in the
court in the district where you were arrested. This is the way that you
begin the process and ask for the court to consider the expunction of
your criminal record.
- Provide a copy of the petition to the District Attorney and all law enforcement
agencies involved in your case.
- Attend a hearing- in order to have the judge sign off on your expunction
order you may need to attend a hearing where you show your eligibility.
- Present a proposal order to the Assistant District Attorney- this is an
alternative method to attending a hearing. If you convince the Assistant
D.A. to sign your proposed order, you can bring that to the court and
the expungement may be completed.
To learn about the requirements and the procedure of expungement in Texas,
take a look at Tex. Code Crim. Proc. § 55.02. If you have any questions
about this process or are looking for representation throughout the expungement process,
contact The Law Office of John J. Fox. We offer a
free case evaluation so call now to get started.