Expungements And Nondisclosures In Texas:
Answers To Your Questions
Didn’t get that job or promotion because your name came up on a criminal background check? Attorney Q. Lynn Johnson in Dallas can help you clear your record and your name if you qualify for an expunction or a nondisclosure.
How Does An Expunction Differ From A Nondisclosure?
If your criminal case was dismissed, you were acquitted; if you were given deferred probation on a class C misdemeanor, you may be eligible for an expunction. If you file for an expungement and you are approved, your record will be wiped clean and you can deny that an arrest or charge ever happened.
If you successfully completed deferred adjudication probation, nondisclosure may be available. A nondisclosure “seals” the arrest, charge, verdict and probation records and permits you to deny that an arrest or charge ever took place. However, the government is not ordered to destroy the criminal case information and may release it to certain justice agencies if authorized by statute or executive order.
Are You Eligible For An Expunction Or Nondisclosure?
By Texas statute, not all criminal records are eligible to be expunged or sealed by a nondisclosure. Attorney Q. Lynn Johnson will help you determine if you are eligible for an expunction or a nondisclosure. She can help you start and complete the process to clear your criminal record if you have one of these options.
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