Tarrant County Record Sealing Lawyer

By Jeff Kennedy

Tarrant County Record Sealing Lawyer

Is a criminal charge or conviction wreaking havoc on your life? There may be a way to minimize the damage. A Tarrant County nondisclosure order lawyer can help you seal your record.

If you’ve been charged with or convicted of a crime in Texas, you know how that offense has a way of following you around like a stray dog you can’t seem to get rid of. Whatever the reasons for your conviction (whether you pleaded guilty or were found guilty), you’ve probably realized just how much a conviction can impact your life.

Even years later, your charge or conviction can make it difficult to secure decent employment, make it impossible for you to qualify for government funding and programs, and disqualify you from living in certain housing areas. Contacting a Tarrant County record sealing lawyer may be the way to get past these struggles.

What Is a Nondisclosure Order in Tarrant County?

A nondisclosure order (record sealing) is an order signed by a judge and filed with the clerk of the court that directs that your record should not be released to most entities doing a background check on you. That means many employers, housing officials, and others won’t be able to access your record.

You’re even allowed to deny the offense on applications. Naturally, sealing your record comes with a catch. Not everyone will qualify. For information on whether your offense qualifies, speak with a record sealing attorney in Tarrant County.

What Are the Requirements for Record Sealing in Tarrant County?

Here is some information on having your record sealed in Tarrant County:

  • Your charge was dismissed or you were found not guilty.
  • Most misdemeanors will qualify, especially if you completed a deferred adjudication program.
  • Family violence offenses do not qualify.
  • Many felony offenses, such as murder, injury to a child, abandoning or endangering a child, and human trafficking, do not qualify.
  • For some offenses, there are certain waiting periods before you can apply for a nondisclosure order.

What Documents Will I Need Before Speaking with a Record Sealing Attorney in Tarrant County?

Case documents could assist your Tarrant County nondisclosure order attorney with filing a petition to have your record sealed. Gathering these documents ahead of time may speed up the process.

You may have one or several of the following:

  • A copy of the judgment in your case
  • A copy of the signed order reducing your period of community supervision, deferred adjudication, or early release from probation
  • A copy of the signed order showing you completed deferred adjudication, community supervision, or probation
  • A copy of the signed order showing your case was dismissed
  • A copy of the signed order showing that your case’s verdict was “set aside”

Get Your Record Sealed and Called Jeff C. Kennedy Today

The downsides of criminal convictions just keep on coming. Even if you’ve served your time and paid the associated fines, that charge will continue to hold you down. It’s not fair, but there is a way to minimize the damage your conviction can do to your life.

Hiring a Tarrant County record sealing lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy can help you “hide” that conviction so it won’t continue to ruin your life. Call us today at 817-605-1010 to discuss your options during a free initial consultation, or reach us by entering your information in the form below.


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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