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A criminal record can hold you back. It can prevent you from getting a good job, from entering the military, getting student loans or from renting a nice apartment. Following you your entire life, it can continue to limit you even if you never take an illegal action again.
At the Law Offices of J. Charles Bunk in San Antonio, we represent clients throughout South Texas in matters related to expunction and non-disclosure:
Expunction may be possible if your case was dismissed, if it was never prosecuted or if a grand jury reviewed it, but never filed a case against you. At the Law Offices of J. Charles Bunk, we often recommend pursuing an expunction as soon as the statute of limitation rolls in your case. Expunction removes charges from your criminal record.
Non-disclosure of Public Crime Records:
Non-disclosure may be possible if you successfully complete differed adjudication. The protections offered by non-disclosure are a little less broad than those offered by expunction. While potential employers and landlords will not be able to view the offense on your criminal record, it is still visible to law enforcement.
When is a good time to change your criminal record? There is no perfect time to seek an expunction or non-disclosure but, at the Law Offices of J. Charles Bunk, many people come to see us when they are experiencing a life change. Many are applying for new jobs. Others are applying to school and need a clean record in order to obtain financial aid.
Many people believe that deferred adjudication leaves them with no criminal record, but that's simply not true. After you have finished deferred adjudication, you need to take the next step and pursue non-disclosure. Only after non-disclosure is complete can you present a clean criminal record to potential employers and landlords.