San Antonio Expungement Lawyer
The Benefits of Expungement
When you are convicted of a criminal offense, it becomes part of your permanent record and can adversely affect employment opportunities and other important areas of your life. The procedure through which a criminal record is sealed and made unavailable to others is expungement. If your record is expunged, you can truthfully tell employers that you have not been convicted of a crime. Expungement can also allow you to become eligible for such items as housing assistance, student loans and many types of professional licenses and certificates that you may not be currently qualified for. Once your record is expunged, no agency may disseminate or release your records.
Our state does an excellent job of seeing to it that expunged records are not released but there are strict limitations on who is qualified for expungement. In addition, there are specific rules in place regarding how expungement can be successfully accomplished. A well-versed San Antonio traffic ticket attorney can provide you with the full information as to who may be eligible for having a criminal record expunged and what the applicable laws state. At Law Office of J. Blake Etheridge, PLLC, I know the court's rules and processes for getting a record expunged and how to argue a case favorably before the court.
DWI Cases & Expungement: What a San Antonio Attorney Can Do for You
Frequently, expungement is used in DWI cases but can be applied to many other criminal offenses as well. When you have been charged with drunk driving, it may still be possible to get your record expunged. If your arrest did not lead to a finding of guilt or was a Class C misdemeanor for which you did your community service and received deferred adjudication, you are most likely qualified to request an expungement of your record.
I want you to be aware, as well, that there are those who promote "expungement assistance" services but are not actually attorneys. My firm can prepare and argue your case in court and work to resolve any difficulties that arise from a District Attorney, whereas these "services" cannot. Expungement is a valuable and commendable goal that is worth achieving. It is vital to have hard-hitting and insightful representation to assist you through the process.
To find out if you are eligible to have your criminal record expunged, contact a San Antonio expungement lawyer from my firm for assistance.