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Clearing Criminal Records in Texas

You have goals and hopes for the future. Unfortunately, a criminal record can prevent those dreams from becoming reality. Anytime a potential employer, loan officer, school or even apartment rental company performs a background check, your criminal record will show up. You can be sure it will affect your ability to move forward in life.

Fortunately, Texas law allows people to clear or seal their records. At Herrmann & Weaver, Attorneys at Law, we have vast experience helping people seek expunction or nondisclosures. To see if you quality for either process, call our office in Amarillo at 806-342-4242 or 806-372-9258.

Expunction

With expungement, also referred to as expunction, a criminal record is completely erased. All information associated with the arrest is destroyed. Once your record is expunged, you can legally deny that the arrest occurred.

Not everyone is eligible for expungement. If you were found not guilty, if you were found guilty but the decision was later overturned, if the charge against you was dismissed or if you were pardoned by the governor, you may be able to clear your record. 

Nondisclosure- Now More Attainable and Affordable

New Texas legislation has made nondisclosures more attainable and affordable. If you successfully completed your deferred adjudication probation, you may qualify for an order for nondisclosure. This order seals your criminal record to the public. While it does not eliminate the information, nondisclosure prohibits its release to private employers, landlords, creditors and others. However, certain law enforcement and governmental agencies will still be able to access the information.  Most jurisdictions do not even require a court hearing on a nondisclosure petition.

With an order for nondisclosure, you have the right to deny you were accused of the crime.

Do You Qualify for Criminal Record Sealing or Expunction?

To discuss your eligibility, speak with our Amarillo expungement attorneys. Our lawyers are both former felony prosecutors who are Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have more than 40 years of combined legal experience. Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation.

Our office is located near the Amarillo National Bank. Our hours are 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

Credit cards are accepted.

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