Criminal Records Clearing And Expunctions
Rockwall County And Hunt County Attorney To Help Clear Or Expunge Criminal Records History
Thank you to the law offices of Wyde & Associates for being fans of the Griffins. The law firm serves all of DFW, including Hunt County and Rockwall County, with criminal defense legal practices. One of the firm’s preferred practice areas is to help clients expunge or clear their criminal records history.
According to the firm’s website, here is more about the process:
Under Texas Law, if someone has been convicted, including being incarcerated in a penitentiary or jail, placed on probation or community supervision, including deferred adjudication, then that person is not eligible to have this conviction expunged from either government records systems or public record systems.
However, if someone has been found not guilty of a criminal charge, also known as being “acquitted”, by a judge or jury, or “no billed” by a grand jury, then the records associated with that specific charge may be expunged. Also, if someone has had a criminal charge dismissed due to being unlawfully arrested, the suppression of illegally obtained evidence by the police or mistake of fact, that person is eligible to have that criminal record expunged from all government record systems and public record systems.
Some of the pieces of information required to determine if you are qualified for an expunction (aka “expungement”) to clear your criminal record history include:
- Whether or not you were acquitted
- Was there a dismissal or “no-bill”
- Whether or not the charge was a felony or misdemeanor
- How much time has elapsed since you were discharged
- Statute of limitations for your specific charge
- Other factors