Clearing Your Texas Criminal Record
Navigating the Process of Record Expunction
Being arrested for a crime or going to trial can have a very heavy, lasting
consequence, even if you are not found guilty or if the charges are dismissed.
Your reputation can be affected and having a mark on your criminal record
can prevent you from getting a job, obtaining housing, or being trusted
in the future.
If you are interested in exploring the option of expungement, also known
as expunction, of your criminal record, a Fort Worth criminal defense
attorney from our firm can help. At the office of Jerry Loftin & Associates,
we are highly experienced at working with clients like yourself to clear
Who Is Eligible For Expunction?
It is a common misconception that your record is clean if you do not go
to prison or your case is successfully dismissed. In fact, the charge
on your record still exists and is not removed when you are found not
guilty. A special process exists to help you clear your record from the
national criminal information system. Depending on the specific circumstances
involved in your case, you may be eligible. There are some cases where
individuals who pleaded guilty or no contest may also be eligible for
Although not all cases are eligible for expunction, a few examples of cases
which may qualify include the following:
- An arrest which was not officially charged
- Charges which were dismissed
- Misdemeanor juvenile offenses (in some cases)
- Underage drinking offenses (in some cases)
- Convictions which were later acquitted
Fort Worth Expunction Attorneys
At our firm, we understand how the consequences of an arrest can follow
you for many years afterwards. With more than 65 years of combined legal
experience and more than 5,000 cases represented, we are here to assist
you explore the possibility of expunction.
free case consultation with a Fort Worth expungement lawyer,
contact us now at (817) 429-2000.