Dallas expungement lawyers

Determining Eligibility for Expungement

An expungement is a useful tool that allows an individual to remove certain crimes from his or her record. While they are useful, not all crimes can be removed from a criminal record. In addition, there are certain qualifications that must be met.

In general, a person is eligible to file a request to have his or her criminal record expunged if:

  • A verdict of not guilty was returned at the trial
  • The arrest never led to an indictment, the charges are no longer pending, and the person has
  • no conviction for a felony offense in the five years prior to the date of the arrest you want expunged
  • The case was dismissed, the statute of limitations on a crime has expired, and there was no conviction for a felony offense in the five years prior to the date of the arrest you want expunged
  • Received a pardon from either the Governor of Texas or the President of the United States
  • The case verdict was overturned in the Court of Criminal Appeals
  • A criminal record is attached to the name due to a different person assuming a name upon arrest
  • Deferred adjudication for a Class C misdemeanor was completed successfully

Not all of these circumstances have to be met at once for a person to have his or her record expunged. If you have an arrest on your record that you want expunged because it is hurting you in some way, please contact the Dallas expungement lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 to discuss your situation and to start the process of having your name cleared.