There are many Americans out there that are haunted by their past mistakes. A criminal record, as we already know, can destroy your livelihood and place many restrictions on your life. However, not everyone is aware that those arrests and convictions that keep popping up in your background checks may be able to disappear. That’s right, even if you were never actually convicted of a crime, merely arrested for it, that can still show up on background checks. Arrests tend to be a lot worse than the actual charge you end up with. It’s a common scare tactic to try and get you to plea for a lesser case. Getting rid of your arrest or conviction record can be tricky, that’s why it takes an experienced criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Jeff S. Hoover to clear your Tarrant County arrest records.
When an expungement is filed and approved, all your Tarrant County arrest records and convictions will be destroyed. You can actually legally say you have never been convicted or charged of the crime expunged if you are ever asked.
There are many types of criminal charges that are eligible to be expunged under Texas law. Given the right circumstances, one can expunge arrests and convictions. Some of those circumstances include
The criminal record expungement process is complex and confusing. There are lots of reasons why one can or can’t receive an expungement, and it takes an experienced attorney on your side to successfully complete an expungement. Take advantage of the free consultation to find out if you are eligible. Fear not, if you find out you’re not eligible, you have options! Under the right circumstances, you can get your record sealed. A sealed court record functions in a similar manner as expungement except that it just keeps it from being seen. It’s called a non disclosure agreement and it is often the solution when expungement isn’t.
When it comes to matters as sensitive as this, you might have a lot of questions. When criminal record expungement isn’t an option, sealing your record is an excellent alternative. The process is quite similar to that of expungement, the proper paperwork will have to be filed with the court that handled the offenseand must be granted by the judge.
Once your NDA has been granted by the judge, no one but law enforcement or anyone on this list can see your criminal record. Most importantly, your sealed criminal record isn’t available to prospective employers!