Expungement in Texas
Information from a Proven Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
It is an unfortunate reality of our criminal justice system that arrests
stay on an individual's record long after the matter is resolved.
Even if you are found innocent—or never even have charges officially
filed against you—an arrest record can follow you and must be recognized
in employment applications, rental agreements, and even future civil law
matters, if relevant.
Fortunately, there is a way to expunge these arrest records and completely
remove them from your legal history. At The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC,
Houston criminal defense attorney Jason Luong is well-versed in this sensitive process and has helped countless
clients move on with their lives without the unnecessary burden of an
Do you have an arrest record and are interested in expungement? If so,
contact us today to start exploring your legal options.
Eligibility Requirements for Expungement
To be eligible for expungement, you must meet certain criteria. The state
of Texas takes this process extremely seriously and does not allow anyone
convicted of crimes to remove their prior arrests from their record.
However, you are eligible for expungement if:
- Criminal charges were never filed against you
- You are found innocent in your criminal trial
- Your case was dismissed by a judge
- Your case was no-billed by a grand jury
- Someone illegally used your name when they were arrested
- You were found guilty, but later pardoned
Discover All of Your Options
If you are not eligible for an expungement, then you may have other options,
as well. Whatever your circumstances may be, it is crucial that you speak
to a knowledgeable and experienced Houston criminal defense attorney.
Attorney Luong can help you navigate this process and avoid costly mistakes that will
either invalidate your petition or significantly delay your expungement.
Have more questions about this process? Contact us to request a
free case evaluation today.