The founder of the Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm in Houston, criminal defense attorney Nicole DeBorde, strongly feels that your legal record should not be tarnished by brushes with the law dating back to your youth.
As a productive, solid Texas citizen, you may be able to obtain relief with a record expunction or petition for nondisclosure. These days, virtually anyone can gain access to your past criminal record. An emphasis on background checks has seen to that. When such negatives are turned up by potential employers, your record could get in the way of obtaining gainful employment, public benefits or decent housing.
A record expunction is a legal remedy that's usually only available to you in certain situations, such as if you've been arrested but your case was not filed or your case was dismissed. It's also available if your case concluded with an acquittal. A record expunction (sometimes called an expungement) will effectively erase your criminal record.
If you have successfully completed what's called a deferred adjudication, you may be eligible for nondisclosure relief. A petition for nondisclosure is a request that the government seal your criminal record from the prying eyes of the public. This sealing is not as thorough as an expunction, since the charge remains on your record.
If your criminal record from a bygone day continues to haunt your professional prospects, be in touch with our trusted Houston law firm today. The Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm can help with respected, responsive representation.
To discuss the possibility of an expungement with the Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm's experienced criminal defense lawyer Nicole DeBorde, you can easily schedule a free confidential consultation and case evaluation by calling 713-526-6300 or by faxing or e-mailing us. Contact her today.