Houston Expunction Attorney
Clear Your Criminal Record
Expungement is the common term for a civil lawsuit that seeks to clear
one’s record of all state criminal charges. In Texas, the term expunction
is used instead. If a judge grants an expungement/expunction, any agency
responsible for maintaining criminal records on a person will be ordered
to destroy the record. Expunction can only be accomplished in specific
- A jury returned a verdict of not guilty at a trial
- Your case was dismissed by a judge prior to going to trial
- The prosecution drops charges prior to going to trial
- You are able to overturn a conviction by successful appeal
If you are interested in clearing your name, talk to a Houston expunction
lawyer about your options. At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we are
experienced not only with expunctions but also with non-disclosures, which
may be another option to consider. We assist clients in Harris County
and across Texas in these matters.
Non-Disclosure Orders and Pretrial Diversion Programs
If you have a
criminal charge on your record, obtaining a non-disclosure order through the courts can
seal your record from public view. Non-disclosure is an excellent option
for people whose police records have become a hindrance to job opportunities
or educational programs. Your record won't be sealed from government
agencies that have a “need to know” about your past, but private
employers and the general public will not have access.
Pretrial diversion programs are set up to help first-time offenders keep
a conviction off of their records. Jed Silverman works with the prosecutor
to do everything possible to find the right program for our clients. If
you successfully completed a diversion program and have stayed out of
legal trouble, you may be a good candidate to have your record sealed
from the general public.
To issue a non-disclosure order, the judge must be convinced that you have
stayed out of trouble and that you are not likely to repeat a criminal
offense. You can also show that there was a good reason the charges were
dismissed. That is where an experienced criminal defense lawyer is your
Call (713) 597-2221 to Discuss Your Expunction
If criminal charges on your record are affecting your employment options
or educational opportunities, expunction may be your best legal option.
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and explain
the process. Houston Criminal Attorney
Jed Silverman has more than 15 years of experience practicing exclusively in the Texas
criminal justice system. He will give you an honest evaluation of your
case. If expunction is possible, he will work vigorously with the local
judge to clear your record.
Contact us today to see how we can help you.