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Sealing Arrest Records in Texas

Experienced Fort Worth Expungement Attorney

In today's increasingly connected and information-saturated society, negative information about a person's background is more likely than ever to surface at one time or another. If you were arrested at some point in the past, this information could continue to haunt you and to hurt your chances at various jobs and education-related opportunities. You should know that you may not have to carry this burden forever.

Did you know that you may be eligible to have your arrest record expunged or sealed? Texas law grants many individuals the right to close the books on a past arrest so that it no longer hinders their ability to get hired, attend school, take out a loan, or enjoy many other benefits and opportunities that are frequently denied to individuals with criminal records. Rather than let a mistake you made in your past continue to define and damage your present and future, talk to the Fort Worth criminal defense attorney.

Call today at (817) 349-7118 to learn more about the process and the regulations surrounding expungement or record sealing in Tarrant County, Texas.

How Do I Get a Misdemeanor Expunged in Texas?

To get a misdemeanor expunged in Texas, you must first be eligible for expunction or record sealing, you must file a Petition for Expunction or Petition for an Order of Non-Disclosure from with the court your case was originally held. Having a criminal defense attorney can help you with this complex process.

What is the difference between having a record sealed and expunged?

Expungement means that all files regarding your arrest are actually eliminated and removed from all databases. This is a thorough "cleanse" that will effectively make it seem as though the arrest never happened. Sealing a record, on the other hand, is slightly less complete, although still hugely beneficial to the individual.

When sealed, while the record is kept, an order of nondisclosure makes it impossible for any individual to access the record unless certain, extremely specific conditions are met. Which process you qualify for, if either, will depend on a number of factors. Talk to a Fort Worth expungement attorney to find out whether you qualify for expungement or for getting your record sealed.

Who is eligible for expungement or a sealed arrest record?

  • In many situations, you could qualify to have your arrest record permanently sealed or cleared entirely.
  • If you were arrested but never convicted, for example, you can probably have your record wiped out or expunged.
  • If you were a juvenile at the time of your arrest, the record can be sealed. The same is true for adult deferred adjudications.
  • If you arrested and convicted for a Class C misdemeanor or higher offense, you will not be eligible for having the record sealed.

Whether you are looking to take out a loan from a bank, get a new job, rent an apartment, or take out an insurance policy, an arrest record could significantly hurt you. Why not find out if you can have that record cleared? The process is easy with a Fort Worth expungement lawyer on your side. You owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to discover what your options are.

Call the Law Offices of David Sloane today to set up your meeting with a thorough Texas expungement attorney who can assist you in this important and exciting process.

Texas Expungement Attorneys With 20+ Years of Legal Experience

The processes involved in having your record either sealed or expunged can be very complex. These procedures usually require the guidance of a skilled criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth. With more than 20 years of legal experience, Attorney David Sloane is prepared to help you achieve the clean slate you need to move on with your life. Stop suffering for a past mistake.

Call the Law Offices of David Sloane today to schedule your complimentary, confidential case consultation and learn more about whether or not you qualify for an expunged or sealed record.

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