Whether you are applying for a new job or a loan for a home or car, background checks are a routine part of life. For individuals who have a criminal record, these checks can make everyday applications a nightmare. There are a variety of situations under which you can apply for expunction and clear your criminal record of blemishes.
Dismissed or Declined Case
Even if your case was dismissed or declined from court, it will still appear on your criminal record. Since you were not prosecuted in these instances, they are usually the simplest cases to have expunged.
Found Not Guilty
Regardless of whether you were found guilty of a crime or not, potential employers will dislike seeing charges on your record and might pass up your resume just because of this. To remove this information and make the job or house hunt easier, paperwork can be filed to expunge your record. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the expunction process can be complex and hiring a knowledgeable attorney will be a great asset.
Class C Misdemeanor
Another charge that may allow for expunction in Texas is a Class C Misdemeanor. With charges ranging from a traffic ticket to possession of drug paraphernalia, these offenses can be embarrassing and harmful to routine background checks.
Expunction is a highly technical process that involves plenty of paperwork and proficiency in the legal system. Time is of the essence with all legal matters and here at Hill & Hill Attorneys at Law we have over 20 years of experience in criminal law that can help keep your past from affecting your present and future. Even if you are not eligible for expunction, there are other courses of action to consider. Contact us today at 940-381-3688 to get started.