Expunction and Non-Disclosure
Expunction and non-disclosure are legal processes in Texas that allow individuals to have their criminal records sealed or erased from the public record. If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime in Texas, you may be eligible for expunction or non-disclosure, depending on the specific circumstances of your case.
Expunction is a process that completely erases a criminal record from the public record. It is only available in certain circumstances, such as when the individual was acquitted of the crime, the charges were dismissed, or the individual was found not guilty.
Non-disclosure, on the other hand, does not erase the record but does seal the record from the public. This means that the record is only accessible to law enforcement and certain government agencies. Non-disclosure is generally available to individuals who have completed deferred adjudication or probation for a crime.
To qualify for expunction or non-disclosure in Texas, an individual must meet specific eligibility requirements and follow certain procedures. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand your case’s requirements for expunction and non-disclosure and assist you in navigating the process.
Obtaining an expunction or non-disclosure can be a complex and time-consuming process, but it can have significant benefits. If your criminal record is sealed or erased, it can be easier to obtain employment, housing, and other opportunities that may have been previously unavailable to you. If you are interested in pursuing expunction or non-disclosure in Texas, it is important to contact the Altgelt Law Firm (956) 725-4400 to have the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.