When Can You Expunge a Criminal Record in Texas?
Expungement/expunction is not available to everyone. Texas expunction law details who can request an expunction, including arrestees who:
- Have been tried for the offense and acquitted
- Have been pardoned based on innocence
- Have been released without conviction (charges were dismissed)
- Have not had charges filed against them
Prosecutors can also recommend expungement in certain rare circumstances.
What Are the Benefits to Texas Expunction?
You see the question everywhere, especially on job applications and rental applications: “Have you been arrested?” A “yes” answer can cost you a job, an apartment, even a school loan.
Today, you may be required, by law, to answer “yes” to that question, even if you were never convicted of your crime or you have been pardoned. If you get your record expunged, however, Texas law allows you to deny the arrest and answer “no.”
Free, Confidential Consultation With a San Antonio Expunction Attorney
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with experienced San Antonio expunction lawyer Patrick Hancock, call 210-223-8844 or send an email .