Dallas Criminal Expunction Attorney
If you want to go to a good college, enjoy exciting job prospects or even just join the Armed Forces, a criminal record is a no-go. That arrest for shoplifting, bouncing a check or having an open bottle in your car will be in your records where any employer, college or Army recruiter can see it. The solution is to have the record of the arrest expunged or sealed.
Board certified Dallas defense attorney Sally G. Goodman has successfully cleaned up the records of hundreds of individuals, most of them young, who were arrested for a limited number of crimes. Some of the offenses that may be eligible for expunction are the following:
- Misdemeanor possession of marijuana and controlled substances
- Misdemeanor theft
- Simple assault
- Disorderly conduct
- Public intoxication
- Bad checks
- Criminal trespass
- Jumping bail
- Leaving a child in a vehicle
- Possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle
- Driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Minor in possession of tobacco
Note: Expunctions and orders of nondisclosure are not available for all crimes, and only for arrests of certain crimes that do not lead to conviction. You can expunge a record of arrest for disorderly conduct, but not a conviction for that offense. Likewise, there is no expunction or sealing of records for more serious crimes.
Expunction And Orders Of Nondisclosure
Expungement of an arrest record requires filing a civil lawsuit against government agencies managing your criminal records. Sally G. Goodman can help you create and file this document, which asks that specific criminal charges be deleted from the database. If the court finds favor with the suit, all agencies with your record will be told to destroy it.
Unlike an expunction of arrest record, an order of nondisclosure (record sealing) would still allow certain entities to have access to your criminal record. Your record is not destroyed, but it is no longer accessible to the general public. However, both an expunction of your arrest record and an order of nondisclosure, will permit you to legally say that you have never been arrested.
If you have questions about expunction or record-sealing, give Sally G. Goodman a call and explain your situation. She will be happy to explain both processes to you.
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