A criminal record is a list of all non-expunged criminal charges for which a person has been arrested. A criminal record can be used by potential employers, apartments, lenders and others to evaluate a person’s reliability. The material included in a criminal record is located in various places such as within the Travis County Courts, City of Austin Courts, Austin Municipal Court, Austin Police Department, Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Travis County Jail, amongst other places. Generally, lists of all non-expunged criminal offenses are available to the public. The list of offenses may be limited actual convictions depending on the agency. Your criminal record may also reflect arrests, charges dismissed, charges pending, charges where the person received deferred adjudication or deferred disposition, and even charges of which the individual has been acquitted.
A criminal record potentially may inhibit your capability to find a job, an apartment, a loan or in some respect constrain a citizen’s ability to be a productive member of society. An arrest can also appear on criminal background checks that can hurt the arrested person in future criminal proceedings. The State of Texas which includes Travis County has new laws governing expunctions. The new laws make in easier, in certain situations, to get an early expunction. The eligibility criteria to obtain an expunction in Texas are codified in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. However, even if an arrested person is not eligible for an expunction or to have the records related to the person’s arrest expunged by the Travis County District Court, the arrested person may be eligible for a motion for a non-disclosure. In the near future I will cover motions for non-disclosures, and other related issues.
Travis County Expunction Lawyer
512- E 11th St. Ste. 202
Austin, Texas 78701