When you have a criminal record, you could face consequences long after your case is over. If you’re seeking to clear your record as a Dallas resident, an expunction lawyer can help you through the process.
Dealing with the aftermath of a criminal charge can be tough. You may have even completed your sentence, only to find that you’re still dealing with severe consequences that will continue to haunt you. In some cases, however, you may be able to have that record removed.
If you’re dealing with the indirect penalties of a criminal record and need relief, reach out to a Dallas expunction lawyer. Our attorneys at Chris Lewis & Associates, P.C. can guide you through the expungement process and help you recover.
Not all criminal cases will be eligible for expungement. Each case is unique, however, so you may be struggling to find a definitive answer about your case. Speak with a Dallas lawyer about your case for specific answers.
You’ll also need to know what types of criminal cases can and can’t be expunged. First, if you’re arrested and either acquitted or pardoned, you typically have an opportunity to expunge those records. Charges due to identity theft may also be expunged.
However, certain convictions or felony charges may not be expunged within five years of your arrest. As such, timing may matter for your case. However, even if you’re ineligible for expunction, you may be eligible for an order of nondisclosure or other options, so continue speaking to your attorney about the best choice for your Dallas case.
Once you’ve determined whether you’re eligible for an expunction, you’ll need to gather your criminal record information and the correct forms for your petition. Your Dallas attorney can review your papers and make sure you get the right files for your case.
Once this step is complete, you’ll file your petition for expunction, which will be reviewed by the Texas state prosecutor. Once you’ve filed your petition, you’ll also need to schedule a hearing about your expunction.
At this hearing, you’ll get the response you need and learn whether your petition has been approved or denied. Your expunction lawyer can help ensure you’re prepared for your hearing, and they can help you fight back to get your case expunged.
While not every Dallas criminal conviction can be expunged, you may have a chance to recover after a conviction and clear your record. Unfortunately, this process can be lengthy and confusing without legal guidance, possibly leaving you dealing with your record anyway.
That’s where your lawyer from Chris Lewis & Associates, P.C. comes in. We’ll help you fight back when you’ve been convicted, making sure you take the right steps to protect your future. If you have questions about filing for expunction or what you’ll need to do so, reach out for help from our attorneys.
Getting started with a Dallas expunction lawyer is simple. You’ll just need to reach out to set up a consultation and get the help you need. Begin by calling 214-984-3113 or by completing the online form below.