Non-disclosure refers to having your criminal record sealed in Texas so that the public cannot access the sealed information as part of routine background checks. Even if you do not qualify for a full expunction, non-disclosure can improve your life in many important ways, and it is always worth it to determine whether you might qualify. Speak with a Texas non-disclosure attorney as soon as possible to learn more about Texas non-disclosure qualifications.
Non-Disclosure after Deferred Adjudication or Conviction
If you received deferred adjudication and had your charges dismissed by the court, you might qualify to have your charges sealed from your record. Deferred adjudication means that a judge gave you the chance to complete probation and other conditions before entering a final judgment on your case. If you complete your community supervision, your charges can be dismissed, but this is not the type of dismissal that qualifies you for an expunction. Instead, you would need to seek non-disclosure.
In 2017, Texas changed its laws to open the door for non-disclosure to people who were convicted of certain offenses. This is important because a conviction can have a more detrimental effect on your record than charges with no conviction. Those who might qualify for non-disclosure include people convicted of a first-time DWI and other nonviolent misdemeanor offenses. Offenses not eligible include multiple DWIs, sex offenses, violent acts, or domestic violence.
Use the free eligibility test now to see if you qualify!
The first step of the process is to determine whether you meet the qualifications for non-disclosure. If you believe you do, it is important to contact a non-disclosure lawyer in Texas who can handle the process for you. The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm helps clients clear their records, so please fill out our free eligibility test as soon as possible to see how we can help you.