For Those Charged With a Crime
Expunction Attorney in Sugar Land
Seal your record with a Fort Bend County Lawyer: (346) 249-5544
When you are charged with a crime, the information about your arrest or charge becomes public knowledge. Employers, schools, law enforcement, and various institutions can access this information and they may judge you based on what they find. The goal of clearing or sealing your criminal history is to allow you to move on with a blank slate.
At Capetillo Law Firm, I help clients like yourself explore your options in regards to moving past criminal charges. Specifically, I can investigate whether or not you are eligible for an expunction or non-disclosure. As an experienced Sugar Land expunction and non-disclosure lawyer, I can answer all of your questions and provide you with well-informed, professional advice.
Expunction & Non-Disclosure in Texas
Having a criminal past, whether it is an arrest or a conviction, can haunt you for far longer than any criminal penalties. Whether you are having trouble finding a place to live or getting a new job, there are various legal options available to you. In the state of Texas, there are two main ways that you may be able to seal your record. These actions are known as an expungement of your arrest or a non-disclosure of your charge or conviction.
You may file a petition for expunction if:
- You were not indicted by a Grand Jury
- Your charges were dismissed
- You were found not guilty at trial
- You were found guilty but received a Governor’s pardon
- Your charges were refused by the prosecuting attorney’s office
- You were found guilty but your conviction was overturned by the state
Expungements are the best possible option, as it completely clears your records as though the arrest never happened. A non-disclosure is the second best option because it seals your record from the general public. Law enforcement and other state agencies will still be able to see it, however. If you are not eligible for expunction, you may qualify for non-disclosure.