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When to Call an Expunction Attorney in Fort Bend County
Many people are under the assumption that having a criminal record “wiped clean” is a relatively simple process which works for everyone. Unfortunately, this is not true. You will absolutely need to speak to an expunction attorney in Fort Bend County regarding a possible expunction, however there are some facts regarding your Fort Bend County expunction that could help you determine your eligibility. In the state of Texas there are only a few procedures your expunction attorney in Fort Bend County will be able to apply to your situation. It is important to note that while many internet companies offer to “clear your record,” only an experienced expunction lawyer in Fort Bend County can offer you a realistic assessment of your case.
If you have been arrested for any criminal offense, including many traffic offenses, then you have a criminal record. Misdemeanor, felony or federal offenses are all detailed on your record—even when you are found not guilty of the charges, the case record will continue to exist. As your expunction attorney in Fort Bend County can explain, your criminal records is kept by the police, the court, the District Attorney’s office and the Texas Department of Public Safety as well as in state and national databases. Many people are dismayed to find that criminal case information can potentially be retrieved by prospective employers, loan officers, schools and even property owners as they conduct a background check on you.
How an Expunction Attorney in Fort Bend County Can Help Clear Your Record
Many states call the process an expungement, however the state of Texas uses the term expunction. Should you qualify for a Texas expunction, an experienced Sullo & Sullo expunction attorney in Fort Bend County may be able to help you have your record cleaned up. There are specific instances for which expunctions are possible, including:
- Charges which were dismissed
- A case which was pardoned
- A case which went to trial and received an acquittal or not-guilty verdict
- Cases which underwent pre-trial intervention
- Cases which were dismissed due to lack of probable cause or other similar issues
- Cases in which the statute of limitations has expired
- Cases in which another person was arrested under your name
- Cases which received a pardon from the Governor of Texas or the President of the United States
Why Hire an Expunction Attorney in Fort Bend County
Speaking to a Sullo & Sullo expunction attorney in Fort Bend County is crucial, as certain crimes are not eligible for expunction (domestic violence, DWI and sexual offenses) and there are additional legal stipulations regarding petitions for expunction. You may not have a felony conviction within five years of the offense you are attempting to have expunged. If you believe you are eligible for an expunction, contact a Sullo & Sullo expunction attorney in Texas for a knowledgeable assessment of your case.
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