Reasons for Expunction

In most cases, criminal offenses stay on your record for the rest of your life, which may haunt your future endeavors. In the same way that poor credit could prevent you from being approved for a loan, a criminal record could cost you a potential new job or educational opportunity. A criminal record could also put up a wall between you and certain professional licenses.

Fortunately, there are situations in which your criminal record can be expunged, or cleared, of certain crimes. To learn more about your rights to expunction, contact a knowledgeable Dallas criminal lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at 214-845-7007.

3 Crimes that May Be Expunged

Expunctions essentially erase eligible parts of your criminal history. However, the laws regarding expunctions in Texas are rigid, and not all crimes are eligible for expunction. Some situations that can be expunged include:

  1. If you were found innocent of a crime or received a pardon, you may be eligible for an expunction to clear the record of the investigation or conviction after a certain period of time.
  2. Class C misdemeanors can often be expunged after two years.
  3. For minors, alcohol and tobacco charges can generally be expunged after the individual reaches 21 years of age.

An expunction can also help you during a trial for another crime as your past cannot be used against you.

For More Information

An experienced attorney can explain in greater detail whether your past offenses can be expunged. If you are interested in going over your eligibility for a criminal expunction, an experienced Dallas criminal attorney of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help. Contact our offices today at 214-845-7007.



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