How Expunction Can Help You

You may believe that your criminal records are only available to those whom you permit to perform a criminal background check. However, most of these records are actually available to the general public through the Public Information Act. This can allow many different people to access your criminal background information.

Fortunately, Texas allows some people charged with crimes to clear their records through expunction. Expunging your records can give you the legal ability to deny that you have been charged with the crimes that were expunged. For help in applying for expunction, contact a knowledgeable Dallas expunction lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

What is Expunction?

In Texas, expunction is one method that you can use to prevent people from accessing your criminal background. Unlike orders of nondisclosure, however, expunction calls for the complete erasure of your criminal records, including arrest and court records. The record is expunged from any agency with the information, from the Department of Public Safety to other governmental agencies such as the FBI.

Who is Eligible?

Not everyone can apply for expunction. However, you may be eligible for expunction if:

  • You were tried for a crime and acquitted
  • You were convicted of a crime and then pardoned
  • You have not been presented with an indictment after a certain period of time
  • You have not had a felony for five years following your original arrest
  • You have been released from custody and had your charges dropped

Of course, it is important to discuss your case with a qualified lawyer to determine if you are eligible for criminal record expunction.

Contact Us

If you have been arrested, charged with a crime, or have faced other criminal proceedings, you may be entitled to have your records cleared through expunction. To learn more about your legal options, contact an experienced Dallas expunction attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

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