Expungement & Petition for Non-Disclosure
The experience of an arrest has long-term negative affects on the arrested
personís personal life and professional career. Even if you are not charged, the
case is dismissed or you are found not guilty, if your criminal record contains
any instances of accusation, arrest, charge, or deferred adjudication probation
a potential employer will learn of that arrest and accusation when they perform
a background check. In this day of computerized records and internet data, more
and more employers and organizations are performing background checks for all
applications for employment and even for volunteer positions. Therefore, it is
in your best interest to have all criminal accusations expunged from your record
Contact the Law Offices of Sean Cody in Houston, Texas, to set up a free initial
consultation and honest assessment of your unique situation. I am ready to take
decisive action to clear your criminal record.
Your criminal record is public information and can be easily accessed by
millions via the Internet and private investigators. This information can affect
your ability to gain meaningful employment, possess a firearm, or even rent an
apartment. Our Houston expunction lawyers have experience with the legal
processes that are used to clear criminal records:
Expunction (also known as expungement) is the process through which your
criminal record is completely erased or a particular charge is removed from the
record. A misdemeanor charge can be expunged if you were found not guilty, or
the charges were dismissed. Felonies can also be expunged in certain instances.
Expunction is the only way to have these fully erased from your record for all
employment and governmental purposes.
Houston Non-disclosure Lawyer
If your criminal record is not eligible for expunction, it may be eligible for
non-disclosure. Petitions for non-disclosure may be filed if you have completed
a deferred adjudication probation. The petition for non-disclosure asks the
court to seal your record from the public. This option is not as complete as an
expunction. The criminal record remains intact for government purposes such as
police background checks.
In order to know if you qualify for expunction or a non-disclosure order, it is
necessary to speak with an experienced attorney. If you would like to have an
arrest or criminal charges removed from your record, contact the Law Office of
Sean cody and ask to speak with me for a free initial consultation. I offer
evening and weekend appointments and accept all major credit cards for the
convenience of my clients.