Cleaning Up Your Record

Houston Expunction Attorney

The state of Texas allows some criminal convictions to be expunged, which means the conviction will be permanently removed from the individual’s record. If you are interested in applying to have your prior convictions expunged from your record, you need to consult a qualified Houston Expunction Attorney for assistance. Without an expunction, your criminal record could keep you from living the life you deserve.

About Expunction in Texas

Expunction is not available to every person with a criminal record. In order to qualify for expunction, the record must have involved:

  • Certain juvenile offenses
  • A criminal charge that was eventually dismissed
  • An arrest for a crime that was never charged
  • A conviction for failure to attend school
  • A conviction for a minor alcohol offense
  • A conviction for a crime that was pardoned by the President of the United States or the Governor of Texas.
  • A conviction for a crime that was later acquitted or no-billed by a grand jury.
  • An arrest, conviction or charge resulting directly from identity theft.

Even if a record qualifies for expunction by falling into one of the categories above, some individuals still may not be able to have the record expunged by the court. For example, if you have been convicted of a felony within five years of the arrest you are seeking to have expunged, you won’t qualify for expunction. Certain waiting periods may apply.

Hiring an Expunction Attorney in Texas

The expunction process in Texas can be difficult and complicated. To give yourself the best chance of successfully having a record expunged, you need to hire an attorney who has experience in this practice area. At D. B. Norton, PLLC, we help individuals remove negative information from their criminal records and would be honored to help you do the same.

When you come to D. B. Norton, PLLC with the desire to expunge your criminal record, we will begin by reviewing your situation in detail. We will then explain how the law applies so you can understand whether you will be able to qualify for an expunction. If you decide to move forward, we will help you complete the necessary steps as quickly as possible.

Contact D. B. Norton, PLLC

If you want to expunge a criminal record in Houston, a qualified expunction attorney can help. Please contact D. B. Norton, PLLC today to schedule a consultation or to learn more.