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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 San Antonio.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Provide a copy of the petition to the District Attorney and all law enforcement agencies involved in your case.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.