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Petition for Non-disclosure

If you have been charged with a crime and placed on deferred adjudication, you may be eligible to petition the court for an order of non-disclosure of your criminal records. Non-disclosure, also known as having your records sealed, means that the public will not be able access any of the information found on your criminal record. The state will only be allowed to release information on your record to other law enforcement agents and authorities for licensing or criminal justice reasons.

In order to qualify for non-disclosure, you must have received adjudication and have been placed on and successfully completed probation. You also must have entered a plea of guilty or no contest. Finally, there is a waiting period that you must observe after you have completed your sentence. The waiting periods vary depending on the crime. .

Misdemeanors typically do not have a waiting period, however, there are exceptions. These include charges such as: .

  • Sexual offenses
  • Assault charges
  • Weapons offenses
  • Kidnapping charges
  • Disorderly offenses
  • Family offenses

There is a five year waiting period for any of the charges listed above. There is also a five year waiting period for all felonies. Some criminal charges are not eligible for non-disclosure, given the immediate danger that they pose to other people. These charges include:

  • Murder
  • Stalking
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Endangering a child
  • Registered sex offenders and those required to do so

The eligibility requirements for non-disclosure can be very confusing. If you are unsure whether or not you are eligible to have your criminal record sealed, contact a Dallas expungement attorney immediately. An experienced Dallas expungement lawyer is committed to helping you clear your name and reestablish your reputation. Contact Dallas expungement attorney Mark T. Lassiter today to learn more about your legal options. .


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