Clearing Criminal Records in Houston, Texas
Don’t let your past haunt you when you are legally entitled to a clean slate. A criminal history can hurt your ability to get employment, to secure housing, and much more. A criminal history makes each subsequent brush with the law much more severe. A criminal history can even interfere with property rights or parental rights.
Even if you aren’t entitled to a full expunction, petitioning for non-disclosure can still help shield you from the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction. Petitions for non-disclosure allow an attorney to seal their clients’ records from the public view. This means that, if you are not expunction-eligible but you have successfully completed a deferred adjudication on a misdemeanor or a felony, there is still a remedy available to you. Petitioning for non-disclosure will restrict the availability of criminal records to anyone outside of law enforcement.
To determine whether you are eligible for a petition of non-disclosure, contact The Shellist Law Firm for a confidential consultation. Steve Shellist has years of experience navigating his clients through this process.