Carrollton Non-Disclosure Attorney
Living with a criminal record can be problematic and will affect your life in many different ways. It can make gaining employment difficult, prevent you from renting certain accommodation, holding professional licenses, owning a gun, even attending educational establishments, and getting credit. Any way that you can remove this blemish on your record will improve your life immeasurably, and enable you to improve your quality of life. Luckily, there are measures you can take to clean your criminal record, one of these is to petition the court for a non-disclosure order.
If you are successful, petitioning the court for non-disclosure it means that the judge will order that your criminal record is sealed. This prevents members of the public from accessing it, including potential employers or business partners. Non-disclosure is an option that is particularly common if a case was dealt with probation in addition to a deferred ruling.
Whilst this type of non-disclosure order is not appropriate for every case in the Carrollton area you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. Criminal defense lawyer Mike Goolsby can inform you if it is appropriate for you to clean your record using this method. If it proves not to be suitable, there are many other paths you can take to achieve this goal. It cannot be denied that a clean record is a massive advantage, and one mistake should not ruin the rest of your life, and a non-disclosure order is one way of starting fresh with a clean slate without the specter of your criminal history influencing your day-to-day existence.
Before filing a petition for non-disclosure there will be certain criteria that need to be fulfilled. This will include a waiting period of two years in Texas after all requirements in your sentence has been discharged in a misdemeanor conviction. In a felony conviction this is extended to 5 years and in certain types of crime it will not be available. In addition to the waiting period you must demonstrate the court that you have maintained a clean criminal history during this time.
The law regarding non-disclosure orders and other methods you may use to clean your criminal record are complex and subject to frequent change. You give yourself the best chance of success if you retain the services of experience non-disclosure attorney like Mike Goolsby. Non-disclosure orders are not available to people convicted of offenses such as sexual assault, sex crimes against children, violation of protective order, assault and family violence, murder, stalking, and other serious felonies.
If you are successful with your non-disclosure petition you effectively can restart your life with a clean slate. Whilst it does not prevent government agencies all law enforcement officials from accessing your record if you re-offend, it will prevent casual inquiries and the public being able to gain access to matters regarding your criminal history. This includes person such as potential business partners or employers.
In the area if you wish to clean your criminal record and are seeking a non-disclosure order you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. Call today to schedule a completely free and confidential initial consultation to discuss the options available to you, as well as if non-disclosure is appropriate in your situation. Strict confidentiality is assured at all times.