Expunction of Records in San Antonio

Clearing Your Criminal Record in San Antonio

Unfortunately, the consequences of an arrest will very often follow an individual for the rest of his or her life. If you were convicted of a crime, you may find that you continue to pay the price even after you have served your time in jail or prison, paid any court-ordered fines and completed the terms of your probation. In some cases, it is not even necessary to have been convicted in order for you to end up suffering long-term consequences, as the fact of having been arrested or charged with a crime may cause you problems when seeking employment or pursuing a promotion. Even a brief involvement in the criminal justice system can subject you to a major social stigma which can affect every aspect of your life.

What qualifies for expunction in Texas?

Under certain circumstances, it is possible to have information about an arrest, filing of charges or a conviction removed from your criminal record. As soon as this has been done, you will be able to step into the future in the same position as if the arrest had never occurred, and you will be able to legally answer "no" when asked whether you have been arrested or convicted on an application for employment or other purposes. Not all cases are eligible for expunction of records, but some of the types that may qualify include:

  • An arrest that was not charged
  • A charge that was dismissed
  • Certain misdemeanor juvenile offenses
  • Underage drinking offenses
  • A conviction that was later acquitted through an appeal

San Antonio Criminal Attorney for Expunction

When you come to the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, I will take the time to review your situation to determine whether you are eligible to petition for an expungement of your records. If you are, I can assist you in filing a petition for expunction, investing the time and effort to ensure that it includes the necessary information and the reasons why you deserve this form of legal relief. I can represent you at the hearing as your San Antonio criminal defense attorney, and will work to help you take advantage of this opportunity to make a fresh start in life. Contact my office today at (210) 201-7821 to learn more!

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