The Expunction Process in Texas

The expungement or expunction process in Texas is largely made up of making sure that all of the paperwork is in order and that all necessary court appearances have been made. As such, it is largely procedural and does not require a large amount of legal preparation. While this is true, there is still a process that needs to be followed or expunction efforts could fall flat.

The first step to any expunction process is determining that a person’s crime or acquittal is actually eligible for expunction. Some arrests have a waiting period before they can be removed from a person’s record. Others are subject to expunction only after the party in question has reached a certain age. As such, it is very important to pay very careful attention to all of the details on expunging a specific crime before filing anything.

Once it has been determined that a person’s record can be expunged, it is time to file the petition with the actual court. The petition needs to be filled out very carefully in order not to miss any pertinent information pertaining to documents detailing an arrest, conviction, deferred adjudication, acquittal, etc. If the paperwork is not filled out properly, it is possible for the expunction not to go through on the first try, or at all.

Because the expunction process is procedure-based, it is important not to skip any steps or lines on any petition. It is also important to follow all of the rules.

Contact a Dallas Expunction Lawyer

If you have been arrested but not convicted or have a class C misdemeanor on your record that you would like to have removed, contact the Dallas expunction lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 to determine your eligibility and to discuss the entire process.