Arlington Record Sealing Lawyer

By Jeff Kennedy

Arlington Record Sealing Lawyer

Getting a non-disclosure order doesn’t have to be difficult. An Arlington record sealing attorney can walk you through the entire process.

Like your credit score, your criminal history has a major influence on your life. One little mistake, and you’re haunted by it forever, and it’s not exactly fair.

You did your time and accepted your punishments, so why must you continue to be affected by your past? You’re a different person now, and you want the world to see the real you.

But they won’t be able to see the real you because they’ll have to look past that giant blemish on your record. It’s time to conceal it.

An Arlington record sealing lawyer with the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy can help you file a petition for a non-disclosure order. Your attorney can help convince a judge that you deserve to put that crime behind you for good.

What’s a Non-Disclosure Order?

Non-disclosure orders are court orders that tell the agencies that maintain your criminal records to “seal” them, or hide them from view. Most employers will not be able to view these records, and they will not be accessible to the public anymore. This can drastically improve your chances of finding employment and can save you a lot of embarrassment.

The only people who would still have access to these records would be government agencies. Sounds great, right? How does a person get permission to do this? Your charge would have to qualify for it, of course. And a record sealing lawyer in Arlington can help you determine whether you qualify.

Who Qualifies to Have Their Record Cleared in Arlington?

Most misdemeanor charges will qualify for a non-disclosure order. Also, if you completed a deferred adjudication program or probation, you may qualify. However, there are also some time frames that must be met before you will qualify for a non-disclosure order in Arlington.

Below, you’ll find a list of who is eligible to have their record sealed. It’s helpful to speak with a record sealing attorney even if you don’t think you qualify because there are often exceptions to these rules, or you may not fully understand your rights.

You may qualify for a non-disclosure order if any of the following statements are true:

  • Two years have passed since you completed deferred adjudication community supervision for a misdemeanor.
  • Five years have passed since you completed deferred adjudication community supervision for a felony.
  • Your offense was not a violent offense.
  • You have not committed any new offenses since completing deferred adjudication community supervision.

Contact an Arlington Record Sealing Attorney

Remember—the judge has the discretion to approve or deny your petition, and it’s important to demonstrate that you’ve changed. Your attorney will help you gather evidence of all the ways you’ve become a successful member of society.

You deserve the option of hiding an old charge. That’s not you anymore. Now, we just need the court to agree. Contact an Arlington record sealing lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy. We will help you get the non-disclosure order you’ve been hoping for. Reach us via the online contact form below, or call 817-605-1010.


Jeff C. Kennedy was the light of hope at the end of very dark storm. He was not only able to defend my case swiftly, but had the alleged charges dismissed completely. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for his excellent service and I hereby recommend Jeff C. Kennedy without reservation.


Jeff Kennedy truly cares. He and his staff kept me informed all the way throughout my case and provided me with all my options and the potential outcomes for my case. When the day finally arrived to resolve my case, Jeff was able to negotiate a reduction to a lesser charge. He was well prepared and coordinated everything perfectly. Jeff is not only a good lawyer, but a good man.


I hired Mr. Jeff Kennedy to handle a DWI charge. From day one, I knew I had picked the right attorney. Jeff always took the time to answer any of my questions, treated me very professionally, and truly cared about my case. I have never been in any kind of trouble before and I was very nervous about the thought of going to trial. Jeff thoroughly explained the entire process to me and made me feel at ease. Jeff took my case to trial and the jury found me NOT GUILTY!


Jeff Kennedy is a professional, intelligent, easy-to-talk-to lawyer with an excellent understanding of how the system works. Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car. This has been my only big mistake in life so far (hopefully the last) and I am glad he was there to walk me through it. You will not regret hiring him.

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