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When a person is arrested for or convicted of any type of criminal offense, they will have a permanent criminal record reflecting the charges. This record can show up for years on background checks for home rentals, loans, and employment opportunities. Rather than allow a past mistake to dictate your future, speak to one of our Midland expunction lawyers and find out whether you may be eligible for an order of non-disclosure or expunction. We may be able to help you seal your records.

Contact Eckman Law Firm, PLLC today at (432) 223-9427 to discuss your situation.

What Is an Expunction?

The civil process of removing an arrest or conviction from the public record is known as an expunction. If you are arrested and charged with a criminal offense, the charge remains on your record regardless of whether or not you are convicted. Even if the case is dismissed, you could have a charge on your record impacting your daily life. An expunction is one method of clearing an offense from your record.

You may be eligible for expunction if:

  • Your case was dismissed
  • You were found not guilty at trial
  • You were arrested but never charged
  • You committed an alcohol-related offense and are now 21 or older

    Whether you are eligible for an expunction will depend on the details of your case and the charge. We can work with you to determine if you qualify for an expunction and provide you with the legal assistance you deserve.

    How Long Does it Take to Get an Expungement in Texas?

    In Texas, it usually takes 4 - 6 weeks to get an expungement. Once the court has granted the expungement, it usually takes 180 days for state, local, and federal agencies to destroy their records. Getting an expungement is a confusing and complex process.

    Can A Misdemeanor be Expunged in Texas?

    A misdemeanor can be expunged in Texas if your arrest did not lead to a guilty verdict. If you were charged with a serious misdemeanor, you must wait two years to apply for an order of non-disclosure. If you were charged with a felony, you must wait 5 years.

    Understanding an Order of Non-Disclosure in Texas

    If you do not qualify for an expunction, you may qualify for an Order of Non-disclosure. Unlike an expunction, a non-disclosure seals your record from being viewed by schools, potential employers, and other people who look into your record so that it can no longer be viewed by anyone but law enforcement. At Eckman Law Firm, PLLC, our non-disclosure lawyers in Midland can determine if this may be a viable option.

    To schedule a consultation and discuss your options, reach out to us at (432) 223-9427. We serve clients throughout Midland and Odessa.

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