Criminal records can limit a person in many areas, such as getting a job or applying for a loan. Seeking expunction is a way to have your record cleared and open up opportunities for your future. The details of expungement vary state to state and Texas has unique regulations and guidelines. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 15 spells out the expungement laws for residents of the state. If you have questions regarding whether or not you are eligible or how to go about the process, contact a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of John J. Fox.
You may be eligible for expunction if any of the following describe your situation:
- You were arrested but not charged
- Your case was dismissed
- Your offense was a misdemeanor juvenile crime
- You were acquitted by the Criminal Court of Appeals
- Your offense was a minor alcohol-related offense
- You were convicted but then later pardoned
- Your case was no-billed by a grand jury
There are several other reasons that an individual can have their record expunged. Also, there are ways to have your record sealed from the public view if it cannot be expunged. This means that the government may view it, but for anyone else to view your record they would need a court order.
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Some reasons that a person may not get expunction would be that they received probation or a deferred adjudication. Expungement is most likely not an option if the offense involved crimes such as prostitution, child molestation, DWI, and others. If you have questions regarding your criminal record and expungement, feel free to call The Law Office of John J. Fox today. Our San Antonio expungement attorneys are familiar with the details of the process and the best way to go about expunction. Call today to schedule your free case evaluation and see how we can help.