Sealing Records and Expungement

After being arrested for alleged criminal offenses, many people assume that being found not guilty or having the criminal charges dropped means that the criminal records of the arrests go away. Unfortunately, an arrest in Texas remains a matter of public record even if the alleged offender was never adjudicated guilty of the crime in question.

The good news is that state law does allow individuals in these situations to have their criminal records sealed or expunged so they can legally deny that they were ever arrested. The process of sealing or expunging a criminal record, however, can be extremely complicated and has numerous restrictions not only on the number of times people can seal or expunge records but also the kinds of offenses that may be sealed or expunged.

If you need to seal, petition to nondisclose or expunge your records call Hernandez and English LLP today 512-640-4099