- You were found not guilty at trial,
- a grand jury no bills (dismisses) your felony case,
- the prosecutor drops charges before going to trial,
- a judge dismissed your case before going to trial,
- your conviction was overturned on appeal, and
- your case was dismissed after successfully completing a Pretrial Diversion program.
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Harris County Criminal Record Expunction
Expungement is much better than non-disclosure (record sealing). When a judge orders a criminal record to be non-disclosed (i.e. sealed), that means that your criminal record will not be accessible by the general public, however the criminal charges still remain on your record. Expungement wipes those criminal records clean. That means that if the police pull you over for a traffic violation, then they will not know about your prior criminal record and therefore will not treat you differently.
If you are being negatively affected by criminal records, your best option may be expungement.
Call the law offices of James Sullivan and Associates at 281-546-6428 for a free consultation to discuss your criminal case and explain the legal process.
Houston criminal defense attorneys James Sullivan and Associates have over 40 combined years of experience practicing Texas criminal law as defense lawyers. They will evaluate your case, and if you qualify for an expungement, they will fight hard to clear your good name.
A Pretrial Diversion program can also help keep your record clean. James Sullivan fights hard to make sure that participation in a pretrial diversion program is an option for almost all of his clients who are charged as first-time misdemeanor offenders. When you successfully complete a diversion program, then your charges are dismissed and you can then file to have the charge expunged from your record.
Houston expungement lawyer James Sullivan represents clients in criminal courts throughout the state of Texas. If you want experienced criminal lawyers to protect your legal rights and safeguard your future, call attorneys James Sullivan and Associates at 281-546-6428.
Posted by Jim Sullivan at Thursday, December 22, 2011