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More about Non-Disclosure

Non-disclosure is different from expungement. In Texas, your arrest must not lead to a finding of your guilt for anything higher than a Class C misdemeanor. If you are plead guilty or no contest you cannot expunge your record. However, this does not mean that there is nothing that you can do.

If you receive deferred adjudication for any crime, you may be able to obtain a non-disclosure agreement for your record. This is a long and difficult process, but in the end it is worth it. The first thing you must do is complete your deferred adjudication assignment. Once this is complete, you may begin your petition for non-disclosure.

In order to qualify for non-disclosure, you must have received deferred adjudication, and completed your probation period. This aspect is much like expungement. In fact the two processes are very similar, but apply to different levels of your criminal record.

Once you are granted an order of non-disclosure, your criminal record is sealed in much the same way as it would be with expungement. Your criminal record will no longer be available to the public. On top of that, you can deny the occurrence of arrest and prosecution unless you are being questioned under oath.

Non-disclosure is different from expungement, however, in that your records will still be available to law enforcement. This means that your record can come up with licensing or in future criminal proceedings.

Speak with a Dallas Expungement Attorney

While non-disclosure does not seal your record to the extent that expungement does, it can still be incredibly helpful. If you are interested in non-disclosure, contact the Dallas expungement attorney, Mark T. Lassiter today.