You may be eligible to have your criminal record expunged if you have committed a certain class of misdemeanor or felony and a specific amount of time has passed since you were arrested for that crime. When you turn to Jason Horton Law for help, you can depend on Attorney Jason Horton to give you the wise, trustworthy counsel you need.
Do I Qualify for Expungement in Texarkana?
You may qualify for expungement if:
- You were arrested but never convicted of the crime in question.
- You were convicted but later received a pardon.
- You were charged with a crime but the case was dismissed and the statute of limitations has since lapsed.
However, you may not be able to obtain a record expungement if you have committed a sex crime, an act of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other serious offenses.
Our attorney understands that a criminal record can pose a serious threat to your ability to live freely, find gainful employment, receive loans for important purchases, and lead a normal, peaceful life in your community – and he is here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions About Expungement of Criminal Records
You may have more questions about how expungement works. Below we have outlined frequently asked questions about record expungement in Texas and Arkansas. For more information, call our attorney at Jason Horton Law to discuss your case.
What does it mean to expunge criminal records?
Expungement typically refers to the process of destroying any record of certain convictions or arrests. Once this process is complete, no one should be able to find them by inspecting public records, and you could no longer be required to disclose those arrests or convictions to potential employers, prospective lessors, or in virtually any other application process. Expunged criminal records may still be used for criminal history purposes in certain jurisdictions.
What does it mean to seal criminal records?
Sealing criminal records, on the other hand, should only hide a criminal record from anyone other than law enforcement and members of the criminal justice system. Sealed criminal records may still be used for criminal history purposes in certain jurisdictions.
How can I verify whether or not I am eligible to have my record expunged or sealed in Texarkana? -
The only way to be certain about your options is to get in touch with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Texarkana, like Attorney Jason Horton. He has been providing skillful, effective legal representation for clients in Texas and Arkansas for nearly 20 years, and he is ready to begin helping you clear your name and get your life back on track.
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In addition to being licensed to practice law in federal and state courts in Texas and Arkansas, Jason prides himself in taking a compassionate, relationship-focused approach to legal representation. As your representative, he makes it a point to give you regular updates, in-person meetings, and thorough direction every step of the way.