Houston Expunction Lawyer | Attorney Greg Tsioros
Expunge Criminal Records in Houston: Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris & Montgomery Counties
A blemish on your criminal record - even from the distant past - can make your life very difficult - impeding you from securing a good job or obtaining an apartment lease, just to name a few examples. The relative ease by which background checks can be obtained today make them an all too frequent part of many common transactions- creating a sometimes usurmountable hurdle for people with a tarnished criminal record.
If you are facing difficulties today due to mistakes you have made in the past, Houston expunction lawyer Greg Tsioros may be able to help.
Expungement of Criminal Records in Houston, Texas
Under certain circumstances, Texas law allows for the destruction, or "expunction," of criminal records. Getting a criminal record expunged involves the filing of a petition of expunction in the court that originally handled the matter.
Generally speaking, in order to be eligible for an expunction of criminal records, your criminal charges must have been dismissed, or you must have been awarded a not guilty verdict after trial. Although many people believe a successfully served deferred adjudication probation can be expunged, this is not the case (with the possible exception of certain class C misdemeanor offenses.) In this scenario, a petition for non-disclosure would be the appropriate action.
Records that are erased by an expunction order may include those of the arresting agency, the Department of Public Safety, the court of prosecution, and the prosecutor's office. After the expunction order is entered, the person can deny the occurrence of the arrest, the offense, and the existence of the expunction order. Call the Law Office of Greg Tsioros today to start the process of expunging your record today.
Take the first step to putting your legal matters behind you.