Clean Criminal Records Provide a Fresh StartExpungements and non-disclosure orders can potentially have past charges removed or sealed from public records. An expungement is equivalent to the crime having never been committed. All information involved in the criminal conviction are erased, including arrest records, incarceration, and other related data. Non-disclosures seal all records of a crime from the public, eliminating the previous obligation of disclosing potentially damaging information. Click here to read more about expunction and non-disclosures, including the differences between these procedures.
Offenses are Eligible, Entitled, or ExemptThere is a difference in whether an offender is eligible or entitled to an expunction or disclosure.
Circumstances of Entitlement Include:
- Innocence Findings After Convictions
- Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon (Some Cases)
Exemptions for ExpunctionThere are crimes that Texas law does not allow to be disclosed from the public.
- Crimes Involving Children
- Sex Crimes
- Aggravated Assault
- Crimes that Violated Probation
- Crimes During a Criminal Episode