Dallas Expungement Attorney
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Dallas 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 be eligible to have your criminal record expunged, which erases all files relating to your arrest and trial. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor and completed a deferred adjudication probation, you cannot get the charges expunged but you may be eligible to file a petition for nondisclosure that seals your criminal record from employers, lenders, and dating interests.
If you were charged with a crime but the case was dismissed, charged dropped, or the case was no billed in Texas, we can help get your record expunged so that it’s gone from all public record. 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 record expunction lawyer.
Texas Criminal Record Expunctions Explained
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.
What Type of Charges Can Be Expunged in Texas?
- Dismissed Cases
- Dropped Charges
- No-Billed Cases
- Not Guilty Verdicts
- Certain Deferred Adjudication Cases
No Billed & Dismissed Cases. 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 Guilty Verdicts. Any 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. 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.
The Record Expunction Process
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.
Attorneys Experienced with Record Expunctions
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 the best 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.
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.