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November 22, 2019

What Crimes Can Be Expunged in Texas?

When you’ve been charged with a crime in Texas, that crime can follow you around like Pig Pen’s cloud of dirt. People might look at you strangely and judge you because of that grimy smudge on your criminal record. You might find it difficult to obtain good jobs, even if you weren’t convicted of the crime.

It’s because of the negative effects of the crime on your record that you might seek to have your record expunged. What crimes can be expunged in Texas?

What Is an Expunction in Texas?

An expunction is a court order submitted by the judge that a crime on your record is eligible to be destroyed. The order is sent to those responsible for erasing the crime from your record—it will be as though you weren’t ever charged with that offense.

The process is fairly simple, though one mistake could lead to a denial of your petition. After verifying that your crime meets the eligibility requirements, you must submit a petition for expunction with the court. A hearing will then be set to determine whether your crime should be expunged.

What Crimes Can Be Expunged?

You should always check with a criminal defense attorney to see whether your crime is eligible for expunction, but a few basic qualifications are listed below. You can request an expunction in Texas if:

  • You were charged with a crime but never convicted.
  • Your crime is an eligible misdemeanor.
  • You were tried for a crime but found not guilty (acquitted).
  • You completed a diversion program.
  • You were convicted of a crime but later pardoned for it.
  • You were arrested for a crime but never charged with it.
  • The mandatory timeframes have lapsed.

Reach Out to a Texas Expunction Lawyer Today

Now you have a little more information regarding which crimes can be expunged in Texas. No one wants to continue being judged for a crime that happened in the past, especially when you weren’t even convicted of it.

Getting your record expunged is likely the right choice, but it can be difficult. The judge does not have to grant your petition for expunction, even when you know you deserve it.

The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy have an attorney ready to fight for your right to a clean record. Your best chance of leaving that dirt cloud behind once and for all is to call us today at 817-605-1010. You can also reach out through the online case evaluation form located down below.

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