Conroe Expunction Lawyers
Petitions of Non-Disclosure in Montgomery County
Everyone deserves a chance to start fresh. The problem is that a criminal record can linger over someone, following them in their attempts to get employment, find housing, or simply rebuild their reputation in the community. Texas law offers some important tools to help people get past what’s on their record. Those tools start with expunction and petitions for non-disclosure.
How Expunctions Work
An expunction effectively eliminates all records related to the arrest, prosecution, and disposition of the case, as if the incident never occurred.
Expunction is available in specific circumstances, primarily when charges did not result in a conviction. This includes cases where the statute of limitations may have simply run out before charges were ever filed. A defendant who was convicted but later pardoned, or who won their case on appeal is another example of someone who may be eligible for expunction.
Not all cases are eligible for expunction. Examples include violent crimes, as well as those of a sexual nature.
JD Law’s experienced Conroe expunction lawyers serve both the English and Spanish-speaking communities. Call us at (936) 233-6548 for the legal help you need.
How Non-Disclosure Petitions Work
If a record can’t be wiped clean with expunction, it can at least be kept private. That’s the purpose of the non-disclosure petition.
A petition for non-disclosure allows eligible individuals to seal their criminal records from public view, making them inaccessible to most employers, landlords, and the general public. This makes it possible for people to get a job, find a place to live, and restore their place in the community. It gives them the second chance our criminal justice system is supposed to provide.
Non-disclosure orders have their own limits. If a conviction requires someone to register as a sex offender, that cannot be hidden from the public. A job application with law enforcement or other related fields may still require a background check that can access the past record.
Let Us Help You Start Fresh
No one should be imprisoned by their past. Our Conroe expunction attorneys will work with you to help protect your record and your reputation.
Call JD Law today at (936) 233-6548 or use our online contact form and schedule a consultation.