McKinney Expungement Lawyer
Everybody makes a mistake at one point in his or her life. However, some of these mistakes may have far-reaching consequences. Such is the case when it comes to criminal records, which can have a negative effect on your education, career or even in getting financial assistance. You may not be able to take valuable future opportunities if you have an arrest record, even if you have been completely reformed. Thus, you may be interested in finding out how you can remove your arrests from your record in a legal process called expungement.
Attorney Mike Goolsby has helped many residents of McKinney and North Texas have their criminal records cleared through expungement. He has the legal skill and experience that is necessary in ensuring that the mistakes you have committed in the past do not affect your future. If you are living in McKinney or in other locations within North Texas, we invite you to call us today for a free initial evaluation of your case.
The process of expungement erases certain criminal offenses from your record and is designed for those situations where a conviction was overturned or there was no conviction at all. Its purpose is to prevent those who are innocent of a crime from suffering the negative consequences of a mistake that was done by the criminal justice system. There are only certain circumstances where expungement is possible. These include:
- If there were criminal charges and these where dismissed later on
- You were tried for a criminal offense but it resulted to an acquittal
- There was a conviction but it was later overturned
You can have your record expunged for both misdemeanor and felony charges. The governing law for expungement is Chapter 55 of the state Code of Criminal Procedure. The Goolsby Law Firm will file the motion for expungement in the same court where you were tried for the criminal offense you are trying to erase from your record. A hearing will then be conducted and if it the court decides to your favor, the judge will sign an order for expungement.
Once the order for expungement is entered, there will be no civilian who will be granted access to your records. This means that if ever a school or employer looks for your record, they will be told that none exists. You can also deny ever having a criminal history to your family, friends and civilian organizations.
If you or a member of your family wants to erase a mistake that was committed in the past, The Goolsby Law Firm can help. We offer a free initial consultation where you can discuss your case with us with utmost trust and privacy.