Have a DWI Charge on Your Criminal Background?
Call Tad Nelson To Learn More About Expunction & Criminal Record Sealing
A DWI may remain on your record for the rest of your life. Your criminal record can permanently alter your life by making it hard to get employment, rent an apartment, or further your education. At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we understand the importance of clearing your record.
Depending on the situation, either an expungement or nondisclosure of an arrest or conviction can be a valuable tool for anyone who wants to clear up his or her criminal record.
Expungement: Erasing a DWI Arrest or Conviction
A person placed under arrest for a felony or misdemeanor may be eligible to have all files and records relating to the arrest expunged. To obtain an expungement, a criminal defendant must formally request the court to have all case documents, such as the arrest record, removed and destroyed. If an expunction is granted, the defendant can deny ever being arrested for, or charged with, a particular criminal offense. Whether or not an expungement is awarded depends on the level of the charge, the outcome, and other factors.
Unless you have been acquitted or have had your case dismissed the expunction process may not be an available option. In that case, the next best thing is a Petition for Non-disclosure. Persons placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for a felony or a misdemeanor may petition the court for a don-disclosure of his or her criminal record.
A successful nondisclosure petition will prohibit court officials and law enforcement organizations from disclosing your criminal record to third parties such as employers, creditors and potential landlords.
Being charged with drunk driving, regardless of first or multiple offenses, is a serious issue that requires an aggressive and skilled criminal defense lawyer. Please contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates to determine eligibility and begin the process of completing the required steps.
If you or someone you know were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in Houston or any of the surrounding communities and are interested in learning more about expungement or nondisclosure of an arrest or conviction, contact Tad Nelson & Associates for a FREE initial consultation.
An experienced attorney like Tad Nelson will be available to explain these complicated processes and what options are available to mend your criminal record. We will help guide you through this process and restore normalcy to your life following a criminal case.
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