It is important to work with an attorney with an understanding of the process and the rules that apply to expunction and non-disclosure.
There are cases where it is not possible to seal or expunge a criminal record. Or, it is not possible to seal or expunge a criminal record immediately. In many situations, a requirement to be eligible for an expunction or non-disclosure is the expiration of the statute of limitations for the charged offense. However, in those cases where it is possible, it is crucial to take immediate steps to complete this process and clear your record.
It is in your best interests to have your record sealed or expunged if you are eligible to do so. Most jobs require background checks. A criminal record can prevent you from either obtaining a job or may result in your being denied a promotion at your current place of employment. A criminal background can also have a negative impact on your ability to secure loans, obtain a firearm, obtain certain occupational licenses, or find housing.
If you have a concern about your criminal or arrest record and believe you are eligible to have your record expunged or sealed, contact the Law Office of Sherry R. Armstrong for help. We will review your case, explain what options you have, and help you through the process of filing the needed petitions in Tarrant County.