“Dear Mr. Stith, thank you for all your help on my case. I was unsure what could be done after I had been arrested. After you got the case dismissed, I was able to return home and begin my life! Thank you so Much!.” Alfred S.
“Dear David Stith, I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate all the hard work you did on my case. I never believed that a lawyer would care so much about his clients and provide all the work that you have done. I want you to know that I will never forget everything you have done for me.” Jessica A.
An expunction is the vehicle by which a person is able to have the records relating to his or her arrest expunged or removed from their record. If an order of expunction is granted, all records relating to the arrest will be destroyed, and the person requesting the expunction can deny that the arrest occurred. The expunction process can not usually be used to expunge records relating to the suspension or revocation of a driver's license. A person may seek expunction for any offense as long as they fall into one of the following categories.
1. Arrest – No Conviction but not Acquittal Through Trial
If no formal charges were presented after a person’s arrest, or if an indictment or information was presented, and it was dismissed or quashed and
2. Acquittal by Trial
A person must prove that:
3. Convicted and Pardoned.
A person must prove that: Although convicted, he or she was subsequently pardoned.
An order of non-disclosure limits the public disclosure of a past deferred adjudication by a criminal justice agency. A person who obtains an order of non-disclosure is not required in any application for employment, information, or licensing to state that the person has been the subject of any criminal proceeding. Additionally, the deferred adjudication is sealed and shall not be disclosed by a criminal justice agency. A person may request this after:
Not Eligible for an Expunction:
Was previously on Deferred Adjudication for an offense above a Class C misdemeanor
Not Eligible For a Non-Disclosure:
A person is not eligible if the person has been previously convicted or placed on deferred adjudication for:
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