In this video, Fort Worth criminal defense attorney Benson Varghese explains the difference between an expunction and nondisclosure.
In Texas, an expunction means that the criminal record is actually destroyed. An order for an expunction is so powerful that the courts, the county clerks, the district clerks, the police officers, must all destroy evidence of your arrest. Additionally, anyone who receives that order must destroy any records they have of your arrest. This includes private parties that are commonly used to distribute criminal histories. Private websites where people commonly go to purchase criminal background checks, those records would be deleted. It’s a very powerful tool. In fact, under oath, with the exception of being under oath in a criminal case, so even in civil cases or family law cases, you are allowed to say you have never been arrested if an order of expunction has been granted. On the other hand, an order for non-disclosure simply means that the record cannot be released to most private individuals. It will still be available to state and licensing agencies and law enforcement agencies.
We hope you found the information in this video useful. For more information about receiving an expunction and nondisclosure, please visit our page on Fort Worth Expunction Lawyer. You can also visit Tarrant County’s website for more information about post-conviction possibilities.
Do you or a loved one need assistance with obtaining an expunction? Contact us today at (817) 203-2220 or reach out online for a complimentary strategy session. During this call we will discuss the following things in order to determine if you are eligible for an expunction: