Houston Expunction Lawyer: Get a Fresh Start
Every day, Houstonians are arrested for crimes they didn’t commit, with the charges later being dismissed or they’re found not guilty in court. But most people don’t realize that being arrested for a crime they were later not convicted of can still hang around on their arrest record and affect the rest of their lives.
Remember, arrest records are public records, and they can be accessed by potential employers, landlords, potential lovers, current lovers, and even your nosy neighbors, friends and family. That hardly seems fair!
Jay Cohen Houston Expunction Lawyer is committed to protecting your rights and protecting your name. While expunction of criminal records isn’t always possible in every case, there are many situations that call for removal of information about an arrest.
You may be eligible for expunction of your criminal record if:
- You were arrested for a crime, but never charged
- You had charges brought against you, but they were eventually dropped
- You were found not guilty of a crime in a court
- You received a formal pardon from the Governor of Texas or the President of the United States
- identity theft
Of course, there is a range of other legal conditions surrounding expunction cases. For example, you cannot have been convicted of a felony within five years of the arrest you’re trying to have expunged. Also, the statute of limitations for the crime you’re trying to remove from your record cannot have passed.
Are You a Candidate for Expunction in Houston?
If you’re tired of your arrest record following you around and causing problems, I might be able to help. At Blass Law, we understand all of the conditions surrounding expunction in Texas, and I can examine your situation to determine if you’re a candidate to have the slate wiped clean.