DWI Expungement Lawyer
You may be able to clear your record after a DWI conviction
No one wants to have a black mark on his or her record but that's exactly what a DWI conviction is—and you may carry it with you for the rest of your life. It may harm your career, as you may need to reveal it when applying for work.
You may, however, be able to make sure the records are destroyed by getting what is known as an "expungement," or expunction. This means your DWI black mark is completely erased from your record. An expunged record lawyer in Houston, Texas may be able to help with your options.
An expungement may be an option under the following circumstances:
- A criminal charge against you has been dismissed
- You have been found not guilty of the DWI charge
- You received a pardon
- You were a victim of identity theft and someone used your name when arrested
- You are a minor charged with your first drinking offense
- You are a minor who has successfully completed a deferred sentence
Also, Texas law allows one-time offenders who completed what is known as "deferred adjudication probation" to get their records expunged. This is when the judge defers (or decides against) an accusation of guilt, and a period of probation was then completed. If that is the case, you may be eligible for an Order of Non-Disclosure. This is a document the judge signs, which orders all public agencies to no longer release information about the deferred adjudication punishment you completed.
With an expungement, you don't have to worry about explaining to a potential employer a DWI charge, or other criminal charge. You are legally allowed to deny that you were ever arrested or charged.
Contact Joseph LaBella & Associates
If you have questions about expunging your DWI record, don't hesitate to call 1-800-395-5951. Houston criminal defense lawyer Joseph LaBella is prepared to listen to you and discuss your options. Contact Joe today for a free consultation.