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Video: Can I Get an Expunction in Texas?

By Benson Varghese

Last Updated: June 4th, 2020
Published on: May 18th, 2016

Benson Varghese discusses removing offenses and arrests from a person’s criminal history through an expunction in Texas in this short video.

In Texas, a person can get an expunction of their criminal record under some circumstances. For most cases, that means either a case was not filed or the case was ultimately dismissed without a conviction and without any sort of probation. That’s going to be true for a Class B or a Class A misdemeanor, as well as any felony offense.

For a Class C misdemeanor, you can actually get an expunction if your case has been deferred and then dismissed or dismissed outright. It’s important to remember that there is a time period that must pass before you’re eligible for an expunction. That’s generally going to be the statute of limitations for that offense. For a misdemeanor, you’re generally going to wait two years unless the misdemeanor was a Class C in which case you can wait six months. For a felony, the statute of limitations is going to vary by the offense. Three, five, and seven-year statute of limitations are common, but it’s important to consult with an attorney to determine if you are eligible for an expunction.

Want to learn more? Don’t miss: Expunctions in Texas

To find out if you are eligible for an expunction in Texas, contact us at 817-203-2220 or reach out online.

Have you or a loved one been accused of a serious crime? Contact us today for a complimentary strategy session. During this call we will:

  • Discuss the facts of your case;
  • Discuss the legal issues involved, including the direct and collateral consequences of the allegation; and
  • Discuss the defenses that apply to your plan and in general terms discuss our approach to your case.
Video: Can I Get an Expunction in Texas?
Benson Varghese discusses removing offenses and arrests from a person's criminal history through an expunction in Texas in this short video. https://youtu.be/YsmFeYDbaCk In Texas, a person can get an expunction of their criminal record under some circumstances. For most cases, that means either a case was not filed or the case was ultimately dismissed without a conviction and without any sort of probation. That's going to be true for a Class B or a Class A misdemeanor, as well as any felony offense. For a Class C misdemeanor, you can actually get an expunction if your case has been deferred and then dismissed or dismissed outright. It's important to remember that there is a time period that must pass before you're eligible for an expunction. That's generally going to be the statute of limitations for that offense. For a misdemeanor, you're generally going to wait two years unless the misdemeanor was a Class C in which case you can wait six months. For a felony, the statute of limitations is going to vary by the offense. Three, five, and seven-year statute of limitations are common, but it's important to consult with an attorney to determine if you are eligible for an expunction.

Want to learn more? Don't miss: Expunctions in Texas

To find out if you are eligible for an expunction in Texas, contact us at 817-203-2220 or reach out online. Have you or a loved one been accused of a serious crime? Contact us today for a complimentary strategy session. During this call we will:
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