Legal Help in Northeast Harris County: Kingwood and Humble
Does an old arrest continue to cause trouble in your life? You may be eligible for expungement of your criminal record or to have your record sealed from public view.
At the Board Certified Texas criminal defense law firm of Andrew J. Williams, Mr. Williams knows very well the long-term negative effects an arrest on criminal charges can have on a person’s life. He enjoys working with clients on record expungements or petitions for nondisclosure — he views it as helping our clients truly start fresh after a long period of dealing with a criminal stigma.
More Than 15 Years’ Local Criminal Law Experience
Not only does Mr. Williams’ law firm focus exclusively on criminal law matters; we also are a well-established local law firm. Attorney Andrew J. Williams has practiced criminal law in the area for more than 15 years. We know the local court systems and have a well-developed understanding of the necessary requirements for a successful expungement or petition for nondisclosure.
Expungement Versus Petition for Nondisclosure
Criminal record expungement, sometimes called expunction, results in a truly fresh start. Expungement wipes clean those elements of your criminal record that qualify. Usually, expungement is available to erase instances in which you were arrested but not charged or situations in which you were charged but acquitted or the charges were dismissed.
A petition for nondisclosure is different. With a nondisclosure petition, you are asking the judge to seal your criminal record from public view. Without a formal order of nondisclosure from a judge, your criminal record is a public document that anyone may have access to.
Petitions for nondisclosure are most often successful in cases where you successfully completed a form of probation known as deferred adjudication.
Get Skilled Help With Expungements and Nondisclosure Petitions
His long record of experience in the local courts means that he can offer efficient and cost-effective help with expungement requests and petitions for nondisclosure.
For answers to your questions, schedule a complimentary consultation with a local criminal defense lawyer. To make an appointment, call 281-358-9111, or use the online contact form.