Erase or Seal Your Denton Criminal History
Difference Between Expunctions & Non-Disclosures
An expunction is available in limited circumstances and is a method by which you may be entitled to “erase” your record. An order of nondisclosure is the next best thing. Nondisclosures allow you to limit public access to your criminal history and can be especially effective in assisting you in obtaining employment and housing. Either type of process requires a knowledgeable, detail oriented attorney who prepares accurate and thorough petitions and orders. At Boswell Legal Group we have extensive experience in these processes and are diligent in our preparation these petitions and orders. We truly understand the impact that convictions have on your life and recognize the importance that such procedures may have in offering you a second chance.
Being arrested for a crime can have severe consequences both personally and professionally. A conviction can be even more devastating. If your criminal record contains arrests or charges, you may face obstacles to housing and professional opportunities. At Boswell Legal Group, we can help clear your record and protect your future.
Expunctions / Expungement
Expunction (also known as expungement) is the process through which your criminal record is cleared or erased. This option is only available under limited circumstances, but is especially useful in situations when clients have been arrested but never prosecuted or found not guilty at trial. Even if charges are dismissed or you are never prosecuted following an arrest, these events must be affirmatively removed from your record to prevent others from gaining knowledge of the incident.
Non-disclosure orders are available to those who have successfully completed deferred adjudication probation. A petition for order of non-disclosure asks the court to seal your record from the public.Non-disclosure is effective, although it is not as comprehensive as an expunction because your file remains intact for governmental purposes. It is important to remember that there are waiting periods for some non-disclosures.