SEAL EXPUNGE CRIMINAL RECORDS
We can help with sealing or expunging your Criminal Records.
A criminal record can affect various areas of your life by significantly decreasing your chances of getting a job, hindering admittance into colleges, or hampering access to home or business loans We can help with the process of having your criminal past sealed from the public, prospective employers, schools and colleges.
EXPUNCTION OF A CRIMINAL RECORD
Seeking an expunction can be a lengthy, complex process. Expunction permanently removes information about an arrest, charge, or conviction from a person’s record. In order to be eligible for expunction, your case must be one of the following:
An arrest for a crime that was never charged
A criminal charge that was ultimately dismissed by the judge
Certain qualifying misdemeanor juvenile offenses
Conviction of a minor for certain alcohol offenses
A conviction for failure to attend school
Arrest, charge, or conviction on a person’s record due to identity theft by another individual who was actually arrested, charged, and convicted of the crime
A conviction for a crime that was later acquitted by the trial court or the Criminal Court of Appeals
A conviction for a crime that was later pardoned by the Governor of Texas or the US President
Furthermore, the court will not grant an expunction for any of the above cases to adults who have received deferred adjudication, probation, or have been convicted of a felony within five years of the arrest the person is seeking to have expunged. In addition, the court will not grant expunctions if the offense is part of a criminal transaction where the applicant has charges pending for a different crime that occurred during the same transaction. Lastly, a person cannot seek an expunction until the statute of limitations for the crime has run out.
If your case is not eligible for expunction, non-disclosure may be appropriate. An application for non-disclosure makes criminal records inaccessible to civilians. What this means is that only criminal justice professionals will have access to these records. In order to be eligible for non-disclosure, a person must wait until the statutory waiting period has passed, and he/she cannot be convicted of any additional charges during this statutory waiting period. The following offenses are NOT eligible for non-disclosure:
Abandoning or Endangering a Child
Aggravated Sexual Assault
Family Violence Offenses
Indecency with a Child
Injury to a Child, Elderly or Disabled Individual
Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography
Sexual Performance by a Child
Unlawful Restraint, Kidnapping, or Restraint of a Child Less than 17 Years Old
Violation of Protective Order or Magistrate’s Order
Don’t Fight Your Charges Alone
At Zuniga Law Offices, we can evaluate the multiple factors surrounding your charges and
develop a tailored defense plan specific to your case. As a Houston drug crime lawyer, I
possess the knowledge to identify the most effective defense strategy for your situation.
Additionally, I offer comprehensive support and guidance at every stage of the process.
Call 713-DRUG LAW (378-4529) now for your free consultation.