EXPUNGING YOUR RECORD IN TEXAS
HOW CAN I GET AN EXPUNGEMENT OF MY CRIMINAL RECORD?
Just because a criminal charge against you has been dropped or you secured an acquittal, does not guarantee that the charge will not continue to follow you into the future. The final element of a successful criminal defense case is to seek an expungement through court proceedings.
Our state has strict requirements governing who is eligible to have a criminal record cleared through expungement, but a knowledgeable Texas criminal defense attorney from The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis can help you through the entire process. You will actually be filing a civil lawsuit against the state of Texas to have your criminal record cleared, and the success of the action depends on careful preparation and effective execution.
QUALIFYING FOR EXPUNGEMENT IN TEXAS
Criminal defendants who entered a guilty plea in the case as part of a plea bargain, or who were convicted, will not be allowed by the court to sue for expungement. Your attempt is most likely to succeed, under normal circumstances, if the crime in question was a first offense. If your record is expunged, you will no longer have to live life with a mark on your criminal record.
Some of the most common motivations for seeking an expungement include employment that requires a security clearance, seeking to adopt a child, or simply wanting to have the peace of mind that comes with a clean record.
At The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis, we understand how important it can be to get an expungement. We will consult with you about the case to determine if you are eligible and carry out all the necessary actions on your behalf. Contact our Texas criminal defense lawyer to learn more about expunging your criminal records.
WE ARE READY TO DEFEND YOU ANYWHERE IN DALLAS OR THE SURROUNDING AREA
The criminal defense attorney you choose to represent you is a critical, potentially life-changing decision. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, you could be facing consequences ranging from the loss of driving privileges, steep fines and a permanent criminal record to probation, and lengthy jail or prison sentences. T. Christopher Lewis and the experienced team at The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis can personally guide you through each step of the process, treating you with compassion and respect.
T. Christopher Lewis has an undying passion for the law and for seeking justice for his clients. He and his team will resolve your case from beginning to end, aggressively combating the charges against you, whether that means negotiating to have your charges reduced or dismissed or getting you out of jail on bond.
The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis will press the prosecution to the limit for you and when necessary and is fully prepared to appeal improper decisions as part of our fight to protect your rights and freedoms. You deserve the best legal representation possible. Contact us now and we will fight for you.
FREE CASE EVALUATION
Don’t hesitate to discuss your legal situation with our law firm. We can walk you through the criminal justice system and put our insider knowledge to work for you.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
The day I met Chris, he gave me hope and comfort by letting me know he would do his absolute best to get me out of my situation. We were blessed to come across him and his staff who worked like no one else would have and made us feel like family. The Diaz family recommends The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis to anyone who is in need.
A friend of mine recommended Mr. Lewis. I met with him immediately and he carefully explained what would take place and what to expect in great detail. He reassured me that he could help, and although I had my doubts, he took action quickly and aggressively. Eventually, my charges dropped. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone I know.
The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis
222 Continental Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75207