Fort Worth Expungement Lawyer
There is no denying that a clean criminal record is a vast advantage in life. If you have been convicted of a crime and have acquired this problem then one way you may be able to clean your criminal record and effectively start again is the process of expungement. This is a process whereby you petition the court to expunge your record of an item on it. Whilst it is not appropriate in every case, in many instances it is possible to use this process to essentially turn back the clock and make it as if you never had the conviction in the first place.
The law on expungement varies from state to state, and is subject to frequent change. If expungement of your record is your goal then you need to talk to a qualified attorney. In the North Texas and Fort Worth area talks to The Goolsby Law Firm for help in this matter. With two decades of experience criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby is fully conversant with the process of expungement in the state of Texas.
A criminal record can have many detrimental effects on your day-to-day life. You may be prevented from owning a gun, gaining employment, holding certain professional licenses, getting credit, renting accommodation, and many other problems. In addition to this your criminal record is a matter of public record, and is available to any potential business partners or employers to view. As you can see the process of expungement allows you to clean this stain from your character and avoid all these problems.
Expungement is a complex process and to be successful you will need professional legal help from The Goolsby Law Firm. Certain crimes and categories of conviction can never be expunged from your record, however regardless of what crimes you have been convicted of there may be other ways to proceed. Mike Goolsby and The Goolsby Law Firm can help you to see which path is suitable for you.
Before petitioning the court to expunge your record of an item you must follow certain procedures, and also meet prescribed criteria. Items such as time limits, (which vary depending on the crime,) completely fulfilling the requirements of your original conviction, maintaining a clean record for a certain period of time, and other specific eligibility requirements all need to be fulfilled before petitioning the court in an expungement matter. The Goolsby Law Firm and attorney Mike Goolsby can inform you of the exact requirements in your case, and whether you meet them and are eligible for this process.
The actual process that must be followed in any expungement matter entails petitioning the court to have the documents that relate to your case destroyed permanently. If granted, it effectively removes all trace of your conviction from the public record and will never be able to be viewed again. Legally you are then allowed to act and respond as if the crime and conviction never happened.
One mistake should not ruin the rest of your life, and the process of expungement is one way that you may recover from a conviction. For help with this matter contact The Goolsby Law Firm today. We offer a completely free consultation where you can ask any questions, and also discover if this process is appropriate for you. Call today in complete confidence, total discretion is always assured.