San Antonio Expungement Lawyer
Were you or someone you love left with a criminal record after being charged with a crime? Don’t pay for one mistake for the rest of your life, contact an experienced San Antonio expungement lawyer for help clearing your arrest record.
After an arrest, you may face later legal obstacles to expunge your record or get your records sealed. Most records of arrest are kept by federal and state agencies. If you were actually charged with a crime, this record will be available to future employers, colleges, and other third parties interested in your criminal record. Unfortunately, even for individuals whose matters were dismissed, a criminal record is still available to the public. At Rush & Gransee, L.C., our attorneys are experienced in asserting the rights of our clients seeking record expungement and record sealing of a criminal file.
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A criminal record could impede your career, your liberties, and your reputation. Our attorneys can assert your rights to expunction and record sealing. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding expunction of criminal records in Texas.
The Far-Reaching Effects of a Criminal Record
College admissions boards, employers, creditors, and landlords can all potentially gain access to your criminal record if they are interested in a background check. Many companies hired to perform background checks do not accurately communicate the details of your case such as a dismissal, which could result in job loss or damage to your career and reputation. We are sympathetic to the various needs of our clients and will help you explore your options and alternatives to preserve your liberties and your rights.
Expunction or Expungement
An expunction is only available where a citizen was arrested, but charges were dismissed or the defendant was found not guilty after a trial. An expunction will destroy the records related to your arrest. If your case was dismissed, you can request an expunction after the statute of limitations has run on that crime. In some cases you can obtain an expunction prior to the running of statute of limitations. If you won an acquittal at trial, you can seek an expunction immediately. Contact us for more information about the waiting period or to pursue an expunction in your case.
An expunction means you can deny being arrested on employment applications or anywhere else (except in a criminal trial). No one can find the records, but you need a San Antonio expungement lawyer who will list all the entities that need to be informed about the expunction.
Rules for expunging juvenile criminal histories are different from those for adult convictions and require a more involved analysis. Please contact our criminal law office to discuss these details, and we will determine if we can assist you.
Record sealing or nondisclosure, is not available where regular probation was imposed or a conviction was obtained. But you can seek a sealed record or an order of nondisclosure to prevent nongovernment parties from accessing the records if you successfully complete deferred adjudication. In some limited circumstances you can seal or get a nondisclosure for class “B” DWI’s. The sealing of DWI’s is a relatively new possibly.
Important Recent Supreme Court Decision
According to a recent Texas Supreme Decision it is now possible to get a case expunged where a defendant is charged with multiple misdemeanors and one case is dismissed and the other case was disposed of with a plea. Previously it was not possible to get a case expunged if in one arrest there were multiple charges and they were not all dismissed; now, you should be able to get a dismissed charge expunged even if you pled to a charge from the same arrest.
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Contact Rush & Gransee, L.C., today for a free initial consultation or case evaluation with an experienced San Antonio expungement lawyer. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the criminal record sealing and expunction process.