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Record Sealing To Protect Your Future

Some of the most persistent and personally challenging consequences of a criminal charge are the societal effects it has on the convicted. When you have a criminal record, it can be difficult to get a job or get an apartment. Certain charges can even limit your eligibility for government benefit programs or student loans. You may also face obstacles for basic constitutional rights, like the right to bear arms.

At Jones Sullivan PLLC, we believe everyone deserves the due process of law and a second chance. When you are working to move beyond your criminal record, our lawyer can help you through expungement and record sealing.

Let our legal team help you build a brighter future that is full of opportunity. Contact us in Canyon Lake, Texas, to arrange a consultation. We offer experienced defense for Comal County and the tri-county area.

Expungement Eligibility

For misdemeanor or felony arrests, you may be eligible for expungement after a misdemeanor or felony arrest if:

  • You were charged with a crime but were subsequently acquitted.
  • You were convicted and then pardoned or were later found to be innocent.
  • You were charged and the case was then dismissed or reached the statute of limitations.
  • You were arrested and not formally charged.
    • Note: Expungement in this case requires you satisfy a waiting period before filing for expunction. This waiting period will vary depending upon the type of arrest.

Orders Of Nondisclosure

Orders of nondisclosure seal a criminal record, meaning certain agencies are then unable to share a record of your criminal history to the public. Orders of nondisclosure are useful for individuals who were found guilty, pled guilty or pled no contest in their criminal cases, provided they subsequently complete deferred adjudication community supervision.

Certain types of charges will not be eligible for orders of nondisclosure, so make sure to talk to an attorney at our office to better understand your options. Contact us online or call 830-730-4200 to set up an appointment.