A criminal record can follow you around for the rest of your life. A criminal record can also affect you for the rest of your life. It may prevent you from living near a school or living in a certain apartment or it may prevent you from getting a job.
Depending on what crime you were charged with and the resulting plea deal or acquittal, you may qualify to have your record expunged or you may qualify for a nondisclosure.
Just because you were acquitted of a crime doesn’t mean your record was immediately cleared. But if you were acquitted of a criminal offense and you file within the first 30 days than there is no filing fee for the expungement.
Sometimes the law doesn’t allow for individual to apply for an expungement of their record. Rather, that person has to apply for a nondisclosure order.
Not all crimes can be expunged of a background check and not all crimes are eligible for nondisclosures if you were placed on deferred adjudication, probation, or convicted of the following crimes:
- Any offense requiring you to register as a sex offender
- Aggravated kidnapping
- Any offense involving Family Violence
- Capital Murder
- Injury to a Child
- Injury to an Elderly Person
- Injury to a Disabled Person
Contact the Presti Law Firm today to see if you qualify for an expunction.
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