Attorney for Expungement & Non-Disclosure in El Paso

Dedicated to Helping You Clear Your Criminal Record in Texas

Unfortunately, if a mistake you made resulted in an arrest or criminal charge, it could affect you for the rest of your life. Even if you weren't convicted of the offense, the information still appears on your criminal record, which is accessible to the public, including potential employers, landlords, and schools. Fortunately, Texas offers options that may allow you to clear your criminal record if you were arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a qualifying offense.

The process for having your criminal information cleared is not always straightforward; it involves understanding the law and under what conditions you can apply for this relief. If you need assistance with this process, turn to Joseph Veith Law. We know the ramifications of a criminal record, and we are committed to helping you get a second chance in life.

To learn more about your legal options for clearing your criminal record, call us at (915) 600-6045 today.

Petitioning for an Expunction in Texas

One of the forms of relief Texas offers is what is known as an expungement (or expunction). If you are granted this relief, your criminal record is effectively destroyed and cannot be released for any reason. You can also deny the matter if you're asked about it.

An expungement is available for qualifying offenses under specific circumstances, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Having been tried and found not guilty of an offense
  • Having been convicted and later pardoned
  • Not having formal charges filed
  • Having an indictment dismissed and the statute of limitations has passed or the indictment was dismissed because of an error
  • Having been arrested but not convicted

Can a Felony be Expunged in Texas?

With the help of an experienced and aggressive attorney, certain felony offenses and arrests may be eligible for expunction.

Many people find themselves in a position in which:

  • They were wrongfully charged with a felony offense
  • Their felony charge was later reversed, and they are eligible for an expunction

Unfortunately, not everyone will qualify for an expunction and because the process is lengthy and complex, it's best to speak with a lawyer about your case and your situation to help determine whether or not your charges qualify. Backed by over 10 years of legal experience, our El Paso expungement attorney knows the processes and the laws and can give solid advice and guidance on how to proceed.

What Cannot be Expunged in Texas?

Crimes that you can not get expunged include the following:

  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Any crime that requires you to register as a sex offender
  • Human trafficking
  • Stalking
  • Murder

How Does Expungement Work for Juvenile Offenses?

Minors are also eligible for expungement under certain circumstances, including being charged with a misdemeanor punishable by fine committed prior to the age of 17, offenses that fall under the Alcoholic Beverage Code, and failure to attend school.

What is an Order of Non-Disclosure?

If you've been charged with or convicted of a crime that does not qualify for expungement, you may be able to request another form of relief called an order of non-disclosure. Rather than completely destroying your record, a non-disclosure prohibits law enforcement agencies from giving out your criminal information to certain entities.

A non-disclosure is only available for certain qualifying offenses for which you were given a deferred adjudication. Again, because there are various nuances in the laws for clearing a criminal record, discussing your situation with an El Paso non-disclosure attorney is critical.

Skilled Legal Guidance Throughout the Process

As mentioned earlier, the steps for getting your record cleared either through an expungement or order of non-disclosure is complicated. You will also have to attend a hearing, where a judge will decide whether or not to grant your request. At Joseph Veith Law, we will use our knowledge and skills to help you adeptly navigate this process and present your case at the hearing.

Schedule your free consultation with our El Paso expungement & non-disclosure attorney by calling (915) 600-6045 or filling out an online contact form.

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    Joseph R. Veith


    Criminal Defense, DWI, Personal Injury & Probate Attorney A former felony prosecutor at the El Paso DA’s Office, Joe has oriented his legal career towards civil and criminal litigation. Prior to entering private practice, Joe worked as a Staff Attorney at Texas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA), representing low income residents of El Paso, and the most vulnerable members of our community in various civil matters, fulfilling his desire to use his law degree to help achieve justice for residents ...

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    Joseph R. Veith Was a Former Felony Prosecutor

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