How an Expungement Can Help You
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 17-Nov-2012
Many people worry about protecting their personal information and their credit histories, but they do not even consider their criminal records. Your criminal record can have far-reaching implications in both your personal and professional life. An expungement is the legal method of disposing of your criminal record.
The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and Texas Government Code provide the methods for expunction and orders of nondisclosure. Through an expunction, you can get rid of arrest records, court records, and criminal history record information. An order of nondisclosure allows someone who has successfully completed deferred adjudication community supervision the opportunity to prohibit criminal justice agencies from disclosing his or her criminal history to the public.
- Benefits to Your Personal Life
There is often a stigma associated with having a criminal record. An expungement removes the fear that someone will discover your history by running a background check. Having your record removed can also help with other issues in your personal life as well, such as eligibility for housing assistance.
- Benefits to Your Professional Life
Have you ever had to check the box indicating that you have been arrested or convicted of a crime on a job application? You then have to go through the process of explaining your history to a potential employer. An expungement can help you remain competitive for jobs, improve your student loan eligibility if you are considering going back to school, and restore your eligibility for professional licenses and certificates.
Are you looking for help getting your record expunged? At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass in Plano, we can help you defend your rights and help you secure a positive future through expungement. We practice in criminal defense at both the state and federal levels. To speak with a criminal defense attorney about your case, call us at .