Expunction Attorney in Fort Bend County
Let Us Help You Clear Your Record and Reclaim Control of Your Life
Having a criminal record that can follow you everywhere can lead to many
negative consequences. You may experience difficulties finding work, getting
housing, or living a normal life. However, it is possible to get your
record sealed in Texas through expunction.
No one wants to go through life having a criminal record. At
The Sims Law Firm, PLLC we have over a decade of experience and are ready to assist you in expunging
criminal records from your past. There is hope with our legal professionals
working by your side.
Are you ready to clear your record?
Call Attorney Brandon Sims today to learn more about what a Fort Bend County expunction lawyer can
do for you.
Expunction in Texas
Expunction means permanently removing an arrest, charge, or conviction
from an adult’s criminal record. However, only certain individuals
are eligible for expunction.
You may be eligible for expunction in Fort Bend County if:
- Charges were never filed against you
- Charges were filed against you, but dismissed
- Charges were filed against you, but you were acquitted
- You were pardoned or otherwise granted relief based on your actual innocence
- You have not been tried and the prosecutor recommends expunction
Additionally, there are certain waiting periods for different offenses
before obtaining expunction. If you were arrested or charged with a Class
C misdemeanor, you must wait at least 180 days from the date of the arrest
to file for expunction. For Class A or B misdemeanors, there is a one-year
waiting period. For felonies, there is a three-year waiting period.
What is an Order of Nondisclosure?
On the other hand, if you are not eligible for expunction in Texas, you
may qualify for an
“order of nondisclosure.” This type of order hides certain crimes from the public, only making them
visible to law enforcement agencies, licensing agencies, and specific
If you pled guilty or no contest to a crime and you completed deferred
adjudication, you may petition for a court order of nondisclosure. If
you were charged with a felony, you must wait five years after completing
If you were charged with a serious misdemeanor, you must wait two years.
However, if your misdemeanor was punishable by a only fine, there is no
Providing Clients in the Greater Houston Area with Caring & Effective Help
It's tough going through life consistently having a prior arrest record
coming back to haunt you. If you are eligible for an expunction, we can
start generating the appropriate court filings right away. As a former
our attorney understands how the other side operates and is prepared to diligently
serve clients through every step of the process. We can carefully access
your case and the charges against you to determine the best possible solution.
To learn more about getting your criminal arrest record expunged, contact
The Sims Law Firm, PLLC. After getting some basic information from you,
we will do the legal research necessary to determine whether you are entitled
to an expunction.
Contact our Fort Bend County criminal defense lawyer to request your confidential