We have written a lot in this space about the definitions of various crimes under Texas law and some of the punishments prosecutors regularly seek. But there is a method that can allow a person, under limited circumstances, to keep certain things from being reported on a criminal background check made by a potential employer. To be successful in making a petition for non – disclosure, many variables must be accounted for, but one thing is certain – you must retain the services of an experienced criminal attorney to review all the facts surrounding your situation and then frame the petition in the most favorable way for you.
What is It?
A criminal case can potentially follow you for the rest of his or your life. A criminal record can hinder your future and make it hard for you to move past it. However, Texas allows for certain things to be kept private from criminal background checks performed by potential or current employers, lenders, rental agencies, or other organizations. To do this, you must file a petition for non-disclosure. A petition for non-disclosure, if successful, will make it impossible for many of these organizations to gain access to information about a criminal case.
The process of petitioning for and obtaining an order of non-disclosure is complex. Also, some crimes are not eligible for non-disclosure, and, for some charges, you must wait between two and five years before non – disclosure can be sought.
If you are considering filing a petition for non-disclosure, there are many factors to consider. But throughout the complex process, the knowledge, skill and experience of the attorneys at Clancy & Clancy will be there to guide and advise you and to help you navigate the procedural maze ahead. We will answer your questions and provide clear, objective legal advice. Email or call Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Clancy & Clancy at (214) 740-9955 to schedule a consultation.