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It's time to take advantage of our reasonable Fees to seal or erase your Texas criminal record!
Today, in the digital age, having a clean criminal record is more important than ever.
Did you know that, even if you were only arrested and ultimately not convicted of a crime in Texas, the records of that arrest will still appear in the Texas Department of Public Safety Computerized Criminal History System? In addition, you may not be aware of the disturbing fact that the Texas DPS is allowed to sell access to its criminal database to private purchasers located throughout the country. This allows anyone with an Internet connection to obtain access to records of your deferred adjudication from the comfort of their own home!
Erase Criminal Records with an Order of Expunction
Luckily, Texans are able to take action by obtaining an Order of Expunction to have the records of their arrest "erased" or deleted from the DPS Database. Expunction is the law of "erasure" as it exists under Chapter 55 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. In Texas, expunctions were originally allowed so that a person could erase the records of his or her "wrongful" arrest. But, the vast majority of expunctions granted by Texas courts today are part of a broader rehabilitation scheme to provide individuals with a second chance after a past mistake when there has been no criminal conviction in the case.
Seal Criminal Records with an Order of Nondisclosure
Today, one of the biggest misconceptions in Texas criminal law is that, upon successful completion of deferred adjudication, the records of the "dismissed" criminal offense simply disappear. To the contrary, an Order of Nondisclosure is required to "seal" the records in Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Record Database for offenses that have been "dismissed" after completing a deferred adjudication. This limited "sealing" law allowing for an Order of Nondisclosure can be found in the Texas Government Code.
The petition for expunction of criminal records and the petition for nondisclosure of criminal history record information are separate and distinct legal remedies under Texas law. While an order of expunction basically "erases" or "destroys" a criminal record, a nondisclosure order "seals" the records of an alleged offense from the general public while still allowing "criminal justice agencies" to retain their records and furnish these records to certain statutorily exempt entities. It is important to have your case reviewed by a licensed Texas attorney, such as Kyle S. Deese, in order to properly determine if you are entitled to an order of expunction or eligible to petition for an order of nondisclosure.
The Deese Law Firm offers affordable Fees for both Orders of Expunction and Orders of Nondisclosure. Please call The Deese Law Firm today at 214.620.0510 in order to start the process of protecting your good name by limiting or preventing access to your records on routine background checks.
Counties Where The Firm Can Help
The Deese Law Firm performs expunctions and nondisclosures throughout the North Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, including all of the following locations:
Dallas County - Addison, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Garland, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Irving, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Richardson, Seagoville, University Park, Wilmer, Wylie
Tarrant County - Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Colleyville, Crowley, Euless, Everman, Fort Worth, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Grand Prairie, Hurst, Keller, Lakeside, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Southlake, Westlake
Collin County - Carrollton, Celina, Dallas, Fairview, Frisco, Garland, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, New Hope, Plano, Prosper, Richardson, St. Paul, Westminster, Weston, Wylie
Denton County - Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Carrollton, Coppell, Corinth, Dallas, Denton, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Hebron, Highland Village, Justin, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Northlake, Plano, Prosper, The Colony
Mr. Deese will also gladly assist deserving Texans with their expungement or record sealing needs in the following additional North Texas counties: Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, and Wise. If you do not live in one of the counties listed above, then please call us at 214.620.0510 because Mr. Deese may still be able to help you.