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CLEAR YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY

Having a criminal conviction on your record can negatively affect many aspects of your life throughout your future. Your criminal record is a public record accessible on a background check and can have an adverse impact on career and job opportunities, credit applications, housing applications and professional licenses. Furthermore, even if you have not been convicted of a crime but only arrested or charged, these records are also accessible to potential employers, landlords and others who may seek the information.

One option for clearing your criminal record in Texas is through an expunction. If you are located in Williamson County and would like to find out if you are eligible for this option, I recommend that you contact me, a Georgetown criminal defense attorney who handles a wide range of cases (see about a Georgetown lawyer for traffic tickets), as soon as possible. I offer a free consultation in which you can discuss your situation with me directly to get the legal advice you need.

HOW AN EXPUNCTION WORKS

Under Texas law, an expunction may be permitted in certain circumstances. It involves removing information concerning an arrest from a criminal record. Once the information is expunged from the record, you have the right to deny that the arrest ever took place; any information concerning it is deleted from your record permanently.

In general, you may be eligible for an expunction if you were arrested but never charged; charges were dismissed; or you were acquitted, pardoned, or were the victim of identity theft. Expunctions are sought through a petition to the court. A hearing is then scheduled by the court to determine whether an expunction order may be granted. Those who are not eligible for an expunction may be eligible for an order of non-disclosure. To get specific information about how an expunction might relate to your criminal record, I urge you to consult with me about the particular details of your case.