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How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps in Clearing Your Record

Mistakes happen daily, and in some cases, those mistakes may involve criminal charges. Having a criminal charge on your record can have serious ramifications on your future in numerous ways. Financial institutions, prospective employers, landlords, schools and even potential dates can easily get your record on the internet and can make choices and judgments about you depending on what they find. You can have your record cleared in some instances, and it is prudent to contact an attorney to find out if you’re eligible for nondisclosure or expunction of your record.

Expunction is erasing any wrong doing entirely on your criminal record. In the event you’re qualified and are given expunction, everything involving your arrest record, fingerprints, booking photograph and DPS documents are erased. Expunction is permitted in limited circumstances, but if it is allowed, the person could deny that any arrest ever took place thus preventing any negative consequences that may affect them.

If you’re found guilty of a crime, and you also incur penalties, you will most probably be ineligible to have your record cleared. An experienced lawyer may be able to clear your record if circumstances exist just like being found not guilty after the case went to trial or if the charges against you were dismissed or they’re recorded as “no-billed.” No billed means that the case didn’t go to a criminal trial, so it’s like the case being dismissed. In the event you were detained, but the case was not filed, you may also be eligible to get your record cleared.
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Sometimes, an individual is a victim of identity theft and the person committing the crime uses their name rather than their own information. Identity theft victims can be eligible to have their record expunged since they didn’t commit the said crime.
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When an individual has finished a deferred adjudication program also referred to as probation, they might not be eligible for expunction rather; they may be eligible to get a nondisclosure order. This takes place when the individual fulfills the probation requirements, plus they get a dismissal and release of their deferred adjudication. In case a nondisclosure order is issued, and the records are not completely erased but rather removed from the public record and are not accessible to specific private parties, some government agencies can still access the files but some private parties cannot.

The best way to take care of the complicated world of non-disclosures and expunction is to hire a criminal defense attorney who has the experience and knowledge to undertake the process in the right method. From start to finish, the process can take several months, therefore employing an attorney to assist you immediately is the best way to get your record cleared as quickly as possible.