If you have been charged with a crime, and that charge was dismissed by the prosecution*, you are entitled to expunge the arrest from your record. In addition, if you have been charged with a crime, and a jury (or judge) has found you "not-guilty" as a result of a trial, you are entitled to expunge the arrest from your record.
At The Law Office of Drew Prisner, we will review your case, discuss the likelihood of the expunction, and submit the necessary paperwork to start the expunction process. In most cases, we will be able to handle the entire process for you.
Why Expunge My Criminal Record?
The most common reason a person chooses to hire a lawyer to expunge his/her record is because he/she wants to get a new job, keep his/her current job, or pursue higher education. No matter what type of job you have, or want, you shouldn’t have to worry about your past coming back to you haunt you. By expunging an arrest from your record, you won’t have to worry about failing a background check or having past mistakes discovered by future employers, college admissions and/or the general public.
Do I Qualify For A Criminal Expungement?
There are certain criminal cases that qualify for expunction in Texas. These include:
- n arrest for a crime that was never formally charged
- An arrest that was "no-billed" by a grand jury
- A criminal charge that was dismissed by the prosecution
- A criminal charge that resulted in a not-guilty verdict (acquittal) as a result of a jury or bench trial
- A conviction that was later pardoned by the Governor (very rare)
How Do I Get My Criminal Record Expunged?
Hiring an experienced attorney is the easiest way to get your record cleared. Houston expunction attorney Drew Prisner will draft the necessary motions and orders, file the documents in the applicable court, and oversee the process such that, in many cases, you never have to go to court. After the judge signs the Order of Expunction, all agencies that have records of your arrest MUST begin destroying them. This is STATE LAW!
Contact an Experienced Expunction Attorney in Houston Today
If you’re looking for a second chance or a way to erase a bad decision from your past, an expunction of criminal records may be the right choice for you.
If you would like more information on how to get criminal charges expunged, call Houston expunction attorney Drew Prisner today.