For Those Charged With a Crime
Non-Disclosures in Texas
Sugar Land Criminal Defense Attorney – (346) 249-5544
Employers, landlords, financial institutions, and any other professional organization that utilizes background checks look down on those who have a permanent criminal record. Even a single misdemeanor conviction or charge on your record can deter professionals and administrators from accepting your application. When an expugement— which effectively erases a criminal mark — is not possible, a non-disclosure might be another option.
At Capetillo Law Firm, we have the legal know-how to help clients conceal their past criminal records from the general public through petitions for non-disclosure. If you would like to see if you qualify for a non-disclosure, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Sugar Land criminal defense team. Our team would be happy to discuss what you need to know about non-disclosure during a free initial consultation.
Criminal Non-Disclosure Eligibility Requirements
Being able to conceal your criminal record from the public and most others who do not have a warrant or law enforcement authority is a huge benefit to your social and professional lives. As such, this powerful legal option is not made readily available to everyone. You must meet a number of prerequisites in order to become eligible to use non-disclosure on your criminal record.
Some offenses that do not qualify for a Non-disclosure:
- An offense requiring registration as a sex offender
- Aggravated kidnapping
- Murder or Capital Murder
- Trafficking of persons or Continuous trafficking of persons
- Injury to a child, elderly, or disabled person
- Abandoning and/or endangering of a child
- Any case which has an affirmative finding of family violence
Waiting time for misdemeanors and felonies:
- Immediately after discharge and dismissal for certain misdemeanors deferred adjudications
- 2 years for misdemeanor deferred adjudication completion on sexual offenses, assault offenses, disorderly conduct offenses, public indecency offenses, and weapon offenses.
- 5 years after a felony discharge and dismissal of deferred adjudication
Discover How the Benefits of Non-Disclosure Can Help You
There are numerous rules and regulations that surround criminal non-disclosures in Texas. Do not let all of the details deter you. Instead, let our Sugar Land non-disclosure and expungment attorney be your guide from start to finish. With the assistance of our legal team, you can readily see if non-disclosure or expungement is an option for your criminal record and start taking the right steps if it is.
Call (346) 249-5544 to speak with a member of Capetillo Law Firm today. We look forward to helping you pursue a clearer, better future for yourself.