Everyone does stupid stuff when we're young. It's all part of growing up; some things you just have to learn the hard way. Fortunately, most of us are able to put those things behind us. If you were unlucky enough to be arrested you have a record that you're going to carry with you the rest of your life. In some cases, even a ticket or citation can have consequences.
And it's not only young people who make stupid mistakes. Just because we're older doesn't mean we don't stuff we regret.
You may have put this behind you and don't even think about anymore. It's not until someone asks about it that you remember. By then it's too late.
- What will it feel like if this keeps you from getting your next job?
- What options will you have if you cannot rent a home because of this issue?
- What will happen if you cannot get the credit you and your family need?
- If you own or want to purchase firearms, will this be allowed?
- Do you work in a school, or other industry that requires background checks? Do you want to?
- If you own firearms now, are you committing a felony by owning them?
- How could this affect an application for school, even an advanced degree?
- If you need a professional license or certificate, will these issues prevent that?
- If you’re called for jury service, will you be permitted to serve?
There are other situations where the question may arise that you would never think of.
Fortunately, there is a way to clear your record so this doesn't become a problem. If the charges against you were dismissed or not pursued you may be eligible to expunge your record. If the charges were not dismissed you may still qualify for a different type of relief, which is called an Order of Non-Disclosure.
You can Quickly find out if you qualify to have your record sealed
If you want to know if you can seal your Texas arrest record, we have two resources to allow you to quickly find out.
If charges were dismissed or not filed, find out if you qualify for an expungement by going here and downloading our checklist.
We also have a checklist to determine if you are eligible for a non-disclosure, which you can download here.
Don't Let Your Criminal Record Ruin Your Life. Call now and find out if we can help
If you are interested in expunction or an order of nondisclosure and you'd like to find out if you qualify, contact Waco criminal attorney Walter Reaves at 254-296-0020 for more information.