Dallas Expungement Attorney
Fighting to Protect Your Rights Throughout North TexasDallas - Fort Worth Expungement Lawyer
Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law, have years of experience defending people in the Dallas - Fort Worth area and throughout the entire state of Texas.
When you have been found innocent of a crime or when charges have been dismissed, you may want to have your criminal record expunged of all files relating to your arrest and trial. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor and completed a deferred adjudication probation, you can make a request for nondisclosure.
In Texas, we can help get your record expunged or with a request for nondisclosure. We have extensive experience helping individuals clean their criminal record to extent allowable by law. Call (214) 550-5771 today to discuss your situation with an experienced expungement and nondisclosure lawyer.
Texas Expunction Lawyer
Expunction Criminal Records
Once exonerated of a criminal offense, you likely will be able to expunge, or clear, your criminal record. If the court agrees to expunge your records, it will order state agencies to destroy all files, arrest records and records of the prosecution. The court also will order law enforcement agencies to destroy jail records, police reports, prosecution reports and court files. After an expunction, you may legally deny that you were ever arrested for or charged with a criminal offense.
If your case was dismissed by the court or was "no billed" by the grand jury (the grand jury refused to indict you), records may be expunged when the statute of limitations expires. The statute of limitations period usually begins on the date of the offense. For a misdemeanor in Texas, the limitations period is two years. For felony offenses, the statute of limitations varies, depending on the offense.
Not GuiltyAny defendant found not guilty of a criminal offense in Texas may have the case expunged. This process will not happen automatically. It is best to consult with a lawyer.
Class C Deferred Adjudications
Any person receiving a deferred adjudication for a class C offense or a misdemeanor reduced to class C deferred adjudication may be eligible for an expunction. In some cases, a class C deferred adjudication probation is as good as a dismissal.
Obtaining an Expunction
The expunction process starts with filing a motion and petition with the district court in the county of jurisdiction. At the hearing, the court will determine whether to grant your request.
Texas Non-Disclosure of Criminal History Lawyer
We have years of experience defending people in the Dallas - Fort Worth area and throughout the entire state of Texas, including cases involving deferred adjudication, probation, expunction and nondisclosure (sealing) of a criminal record.
Choosing a criminal defense attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make in your case. Whether you are accused of a crime or are simply being investigated, your rights and freedom are in jeopardy. It is important to have the counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as early as possible.
Texas Deferred Adjudication Probation Lawyer
Have you completed deferred adjudication probation? If so, Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law may petition the court for nondisclosure (sealing) of your criminal record from the public. For some misdemeanors, a defendant may make a request for nondisclosure upon completion of deferred adjudication probation. The time period depends on the misdemeanor offense. For felonies, a defendant must wait a minimum of 5 years from the date the deferred adjudication probation was completed.
What is deferred adjudication? A judge may place a defendant on probation and defer any finding of guilt while the defendant completes the conditions of the probation. If the defendant successfully completes the terms of the probation, the court will not enter a finding of guilt.
If you have been convicted or placed on straight probation, you are not eligible for nondisclosure of your criminal record.The following felonies also are not eligible:
- An offense with an affirmative finding of family violence
- Violation of a protective order
- Aggravated kidnapping
Contact a Dallas Expungement Attorney
Contact our experienced Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers to discuss expunction matters, including expunction of criminal records, DWI DUI expungement, felony expungement and nondisclosure of criminal history. They will use their experience and knowledge to petition the court.
For additional information about state and federal criminal laws, or to discuss your matter in confidence with an experienced Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer, schedule a confidential consultation by calling us at (214) 550-5771. If you prefer, fill out the contact form in the right margin and we will contact you.Available 24/7