Expunction (or expungement) is the process by which an arrest and/or criminal charge is completely erased from a qualifying person’s criminal record. If you believe you may be entitled to have your DFW misdemeanor or felony arrest expunged from your criminal record, contact us today for a free consultation.
Can anyone have their criminal record expunged (destroyed or sealed)?
Not everyone qualifies to have their criminal record expunged. Also, if you were placed on deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor charge, you are probably not eligible for an expunction. But, you may eligible for a similar legal process called a certificate of nondisclosure.
What are the Benefits of an Expunction?
Once your criminal case is expunged, you will be able to legally say you have not been arrested, convicted, or plead guilty to any criminal offense in the State of Texas (unless in federal court). Your criminal history will essentially be erased – to both private employers and government agency background checks.
How Long Does an Expunction Take?
The typical case in the DFW area of North Texas takes anywhere from three to six months from filing the initial paperwork to obtaining the final order of expunction. The courts operate on a first-come, first served basis, so the sooner you start, the sooner your record is cleared.
Collin County and Dallas Expunctions
Contact Plano expunction lawyer Andrew Peveto today if you think you may be eligible for an expunction. Peveto Law will conduct the preliminary research, file the necessary motions, respond to any opposition from the county District Attorney’s office, and appear in court to argue for the expunction in front of the judge if necessary – all for one reasonable flat fee.
Not all criminal charges in Collin County and Dallas are eligible for an expunction. Most importantly, you must not have been convicted to the criminal charges you faced. Contact Peveto Law today at (972) 339-8033 to find out if you are eligible!