The Major Benefits of Expunging Your Record When Looking for a Job in Texas
You Can Try Expunction Alone, But It Isn’t Advisable Without the Help of a Defense Lawyer
Contact Expunction Lawyer Gallian Firm for Expunging Your Record
Gallian Firm LLC has worked successfully with countless clients over the years on expunctions. Gregg Gallian, as the managing attorney of Gallian Firm, gets professional gratification from each client he can get an expunction for and takes it upon himself to make sure every candidate who is qualified gets the best chance for expunging their record to formally erase the record of their criminal past.
What Are the Big Benefits of Expunging Your Record?
There are a number of major benefits of expungement, which we briefly referred to above, but they include:
- Getting a Job/Employment
- Loan Eligibility/Getting Credit
- Social Stigma and Finally Letting Go of the Past
In this blog, we explore the specific details about expunction as it relates to getting a job in Texas.
Expunging Your Record Can Help You in Getting a Job in Texas
We live in an extremely competitive job market. If you have ever filled out a job application, you may find hundreds of others have filled out an application for the same position. Perhaps among the most obvious benefits of an expunction is that a criminal conviction will not show up on a background check by a potential employer.
Under Texas law, if a job pays less than $75,000, if your criminal conviction is more than 7 years old, it cannot be included in a consumer report. If the job pays over $75,000, the 7-year rule does not apply in certain positions, many pertaining to public safety.
Denying Criminal Convictions During Background Checks in Texas
If you have had an expunction, you are allowed in Texas to deny any criminal arrests or convictions. This is a huge advantage of an expunction, as well as the simple fact that once an expunction has been approved, the criminal arrest or conviction will not show up on a background or consumer check and you will be judged for the job on your merits, not on a past mistake you have to explain away or try to minimize. We all know that a potential employer seeing a criminal conviction might eliminate your chances to get the job you want, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your arrest or conviction. An expunction takes care of this.