Dallas-Fort Worth Criminal Expunction Attorney
When you are arrested, your criminal records are placed in a public file for the entire world to view. In the event that you decide to run for political office or simply apply for housing or employment, an old criminal offense can come back to haunt you. At The Law Offices of John P. McCall, Jr., we can help you conceal your past criminal record by expunction or nondisclosure. Please note, if you have been jailed in the past, whether or not you were charged with or convicted of any offense, the arrest can still be on your record. We can help you have your past criminal records returned to you or destroyed.
If you are unsure of whether or not you are eligible for expunction/expungement or non-disclosure of a past criminal record, please call the Law Offices of John P. McCall, Jr., at (214) 942-1100.
Expunction in Texas
You may be eligible for expunction/expungement if:
- A criminal charge against you has been dismissed, you have been found not guilty, or you have been pardoned
- Someone else used your name or identification when arrested
Nondisclosure in Texas
In addition, if you have received a discharge and dismissal from deferred adjudication community supervision (an alternative sentencing program in Texas), you may immediately petition the court for a nondisclosure order for certain misdemeanors. For other misdemeanors, it is two or five years after discharge and dismissal before you can file a petition, while for some felonies it is 10 years after discharge and dismissal before you can file a petition. A nondisclosure order prohibits criminal justice agencies from disclosing criminal history information to the public.
Expunction/Expungement and nondisclosure of a criminal record are excellent ways to close a chapter on a past mistake. Expunction allows a person to move forward with his or her life without the baggage of a prior conviction or having to disclose a criminal record. It provides freedom, peace of mind and a clean slate.
Please contact our office to schedule a free consultation with our founding lawyer John P. McCall Jr. He will help you determine which type of relief is appropriate and put your mind at ease. Call us at (214) 942-1100.
The Law Offices of John P. McCall, Jr.
115 S. Tyler, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75208
Phone: (214) 942-1100
Fax: (214) 942-9900
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