Expungement

Dallas Expungement Attorney

Helping You Move Forward with a Clean Record

If you have been arrested, you may think that nothing can be done to remove this information from your criminal history. An arrest record can affect your ability to obtain employment or rent an apartment. However, in some cases, you can clear your record and get a fresh start. Expungement, also known as expunction, is a legal process in which a Texas district court orders that your criminal history on a particular case be destroyed. Once an expunction is granted, your arrest record and any other files associated with your case are destroyed, all computer records of the case are deleted and you are no longer required to admit that you were arrested or charged with this offense when filling out job applications, looking for housing, etc. By law, this criminal history information cannot be used against you once it is expunged.

For more information, please feel free to speak with our Dallas expungement lawyers from Berlof & Newton, P.C. at (214) 494-8990!

Are You Eligible for Expunction?

Were you found not guilty at trial? Was your case was dismissed? Was your case no billed by a grand jury? If so, you may be able to clear your criminal history with a Texas expungement! Also, you may be entitled to an expunction if you successfully completed deferred adjudication probation on a class “C” misdemeanor charge such as theft under $100, assault/contact or threats, issuance of bad check, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, manifesting purpose of prostitution, etc. Class C misdemeanors can be expunged, usually upon the expiration of the probation, upon dismissal, or if you were acquitted at trial in a Texas court.

Why You Need an Expunction

If you have been arrested, this fact is easily discoverable by potential employers or anyone else who researches your criminal history information. A record of your arrest is maintained by a number of cities, state, and federal agencies, irrespective of the outcome of your case.

These agencies include:

  • City attorneys
  • District attorneys
  • Police agencies
  • Sheriff’s offices
  • County jails
  • Bond desks
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • FBI

In addition, the internet makes your criminal record easy to find for anyone with a computer. Many counties now provide this information online, free of charge. Anyone with an internet connection can view your criminal case information simply by visiting that county’s website and filling in the appropriate information.

Berlof & Newton, P.C. Is Ready to Help

In Texas, expunctions are governed, in part, by Article 55.01 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. You are strongly encouraged to seek legal advice from a qualified attorney who handles expunction matters rather than relying on your own interpretation of this statute.

If you need an expunction attorney in Dallas, get in touch with our firm. We have over four decades of combined experience assisting clients in expungement cases not only in Dallas County, but also in Collin, Denton, Tarrant, Ellis, Rockwall, and Kaufman Counties, and all other counties throughout the State of Texas.

Call us now at (214) 494-8990 or use the contact form on this website.

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