College students are on their own, usually for the first time in their lives, and it is expected that they might make poor decisions or other mistakes. If a mistake results in an arrest, criminal charges, or even a criminal conviction, it can haunt them for years and change the course of their lives. Anyone who is feeling the effects of a criminal record should speak with a Texas expungement lawyer as soon as possible.
Possible Consequences of a Criminal Case
College students have their lives ahead of them, and completing their program of study is often integral to achieving their career-related goals and dreams. However, if they get into trouble with the law, one or more of the following might happen:
- Ineligibility for athletic participation
- Loss of scholarships
- Suspension or expulsion from the college or university
- Not getting accepted into graduate or professional programs
- Disqualification from obtaining professional licenses
In no time, an arrest or further criminal issues can seemingly throw a college student’s life off track.
What Can You Do?
The good news is that there are options for students in Texas who want to clear their records and continue on their career path as planned. Two options might be available, depending on the situation, such as:
- You were arrested but never charged with a crime
- You were acquitted of criminal charges
- Your charges were dismissed
- You were convicted but later deemed innocent or pardoned
- You were convicted and completed a deferred adjudication and community supervision
In these situations, you might be able to get your record sealed or expunged, which can improve your chances of further education and employment.
Speak with a Texas Criminal Record Cleaning Attorney Right Away
The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm assists people in many different circumstances with clearing their good names after an arrest or criminal case. Contact our office for more information.