Expunctions and Non-Disclosure Orders
Dallas Expunction and Non-Disclosure Order Lawyers
If you have been arrested for an offense which was either dismissed, acquitted, or reduced to a Class C misdemeanor, you may be eligible to have that incident permanently erased or sealed. Under the Texas Open Records Act, arrests and other criminal records can be accessed by the public. This information is typically used for things like employment background checks, apartment leasing checks, lenders, adoption background checks, etc. This can have a negative impact your obtaining employment, loans and even leases for rental property and in some cases admission into institutions of higher education.
Having the records expunged will give you a fresh start with respect to your criminal history. Once your records have been expunged your criminal record, including finger prints, booking-photo, arrest report, local county records and DPS records, are all completely erased, as if it never happened.
If you have been arrested and or charged with a crime, you may be eligible for an Expunction. Contact the Bunger Law Firm and we can assist you in determining your eligibility and if you are eligible for an expunction we will assist you with every step of the process.
Petitions for Non-Disclosure
For those who are not eligible for an expunction, an Order of Non-Disclosure may be available to you. A person who has successfully completed a deferred adjudication probation may be able to obtain an order of non-disclosure from the court. Although it does not result in a total erasure of the records like with an expunction, a non-disclosure order prevents government agencies from publicly disclosing criminal history information resulting from the offense. The criminal offense will determine whether a person is entitled to an order of non-disclosure and, if so, when such an order can be obtained.
If you have been arrested and or charged with a crime, and your case has been dismissed or you were placed on deferred adjudication and you are not eligible for an expungement, you may be eligible for an order of non-disclosure. Contact the Bunger Law Firm and we can assist you in determining your eligibility and if you are eligible for a non-disclosure order we will assist you with every step of the process.