Expunction, the legal act of erasing a person's arrest or conviction from his/her criminal record, is governed by Article 55.01 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. On the other hand, Section 411.074 of the Texas Government Code provides the conditions to receive an order of nondisclosure which prohibits public entities, including courts and law enforcement agencies, from disclosing certain criminal records. Arguably, an expunction is the best option (i.e. erasing criminal records), however, when not available, a nondisclosure may be an option to seal access to your criminal records.
WHY AN EXPUNGEMENT OR NONDISCLOSURE IS IMPORTANT
As we make our way through life, questions arise about our past. Employment, housing and education applications often inquire about and check into our criminal past. When criminal background checks arise, make sure you put yourself in the best position possible for approval by expunction or non-disclosure of criminal records.
For expunctions or orders of nondisclosure, the Law Office of Cherie Ellis is available to provide legal assistance in Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Jefferson County, and other surrounding Texas counties.
To determine if you may be eligible for an expungement or nondisclosure, fill out the questionnaire below.