Clearing Your Texas Criminal Record

Navigating the Process of Record Expunction

Being arrested for a crime or going to trial can have a very heavy, lasting consequence, even if you are not found guilty or if the charges are dismissed. Your reputation can be affected and having a mark on your criminal record can prevent you from getting a job, obtaining housing, or being trusted in the future.

If you are interested in exploring the option of expungement, also known as expunction, of your criminal record, a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney from our firm can help. At the office of Jerry Loftin & Associates, we are highly experienced at working with clients like yourself to clear your record.

Who Is Eligible For Expunction?

It is a common misconception that your record is clean if you do not go to prison or your case is successfully dismissed. In fact, the charge on your record still exists and is not removed when you are found not guilty. A special process exists to help you clear your record from the national criminal information system. Depending on the specific circumstances involved in your case, you may be eligible. There are some cases where individuals who pleaded guilty or no contest may also be eligible for expunction.

Although not all cases are eligible for expunction, a few examples of cases which may qualify include the following:

  • An arrest which was not officially charged
  • Charges which were dismissed
  • Misdemeanor juvenile offenses (in some cases)
  • Underage drinking offenses (in some cases)
  • Convictions which were later acquitted

Fort Worth Expunction Attorneys

At our firm, we understand how the consequences of an arrest can follow you for many years afterwards. With more than 65 years of combined legal experience and more than 5,000 cases represented, we are here to assist you explore the possibility of expunction.

For a free case consultation with a Fort Worth expungement lawyer, contact us now at (817) 429-2000.

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A balance between challenge and luck. The harder we work, the luckier we are.

- Jerry Loftin