Once a person has been charged with or convicted of a crime, that charge or conviction often goes onto their criminal record. This record can negatively affect a person’s career prospects and other aspects of his or her future. In certain situations, a person may be eligible to seek expungement of his or her criminal record. Expungement is the process by which individuals with a prior criminal conviction attempt to seal their criminal record and make it unavailable to others.
The laws concerning Texas DWI expungement are extensive and not easily summarized. For this reason, if you are seeking to remove a DWI charge from your record, you should contact a qualified Dallas DWI attorney to help you with your case. For more information, contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.
DWI Expungement in Texas
If you have been charged with a DWI or an MIP, these charges may reside on your criminal record, making it difficult for you to secure employment or have the same opportunities as others in the future. In general, Texas state law allows expungement if:
- An arrest was made that did not lead to a guilty charge
- A defendant received deferred adjudication and completed community supervision for a class C misdemeanor charge
If a record has been expunged, it is not allowed to be used or released to any agency.
To learn more about your legal rights and options concerning your criminal record after being charged with a DWI, contact Dallas DWI defense lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.