Orders of Non-Disclosure in Houston: Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris & Montgomery Counties
With the advent of technology and the connectivity provided by the internet, criminal background checks and arrest records are increasingly simple to acquire. Many online service facilitate the process and can prevent you from getting the employment you want or the continuing education you need.
Houston Non-Disclosure lawyer Greg Tsioros has been helping people regain their confidence, reputation and stature in the community for years.
In some cases, you may be eligible to have your criminal record completely expunged. If this option is not available to you, recent changes in Texas law have created a provision for the sealing, or “Non-disclosure,” of your criminal record information.
The ability to conceal this information from the public eye can be very beneficial to those burdened by an unfortunate mistake that lies in the past. If you are granted an Order of Non-disclosure by the Court, your record will still exist, but it will only be visible to law enforcement agencies.
A Non-disclosure Order allows you to completely deny the occurrence of your arrest and prosecution giving you the opportunity to freely pursue employment, education, and other opportunities that may have previously been unavailable to you because of your arrest record.
It is important to remember, however, that although kept from the public, your record may still be used against you during any future criminal proceedings by law enforcement authorities and the courts.
Eligibility for Orders of Non-Disclosure
If you have received deferred adjudication probation for certain misdemeanor or felony level offenses and you have successfully completed your probation term, you may be eligible for Non-disclosure record sealing. You must not have not been convicted or placed on deferred adjudication for any offense other than a traffic offense punishable by fine only since your probation ended in order to qualify. The requirements vary from the misdemeanor to the felony level, and there are many felony offense convictions that are not eligible for non-disclosure.
We will be happy to provide a consultation, at no charge, during which the Law Office of Greg Tsioros will be happy to discuss the options available to you for the sealing of your criminal records.