Are you wondering whether your past drug conviction is eligible for expungement?
As Plano drug crime attorneys, we can inform you of the various laws regarding
your case. Texas law allows for some cases to be expunged, including
drug crimes, if they have not been found guilty. Attorney Scott Edgett knows that
having a drug charge on your criminal record can interfere with your ability
to have a successful future, including landing a job and being eligible
for some licenses and certain privileges.
If you are facing criminal charges, do not hesitate to
contact the Law Offices of Scott Edgett today!
How to Obtain an Expungement
Misdemeanors and felonies can be expunged only if a jury rendered a verdict
and the outcome resulted in a conviction. The process begins by petitioning
the courts to do away with the arrest records. This way, when a potential
employer or landlord runs a background check on you, this information
will not come to light or be used to disqualify you.
These are the conditions of the requirements:
- You were not convicted of any crime
- You were charged with a Class C misdemeanor and completed deferred adjudication
- You were charged, but there was not enough compelling evidence, no witness
testimony was available, or there was lack of probable cause
- You became a victim of identity theft, and another person used your identity
to commit a crime
If your case involved a drug charge, this means that you may still qualify
to expunge your record if you were found with drug paraphernalia, which
is an example of a Class C misdemeanor. Or, you were not convicted of
any other type of drug crime.
How Are Crimes Expunged?
Drug crimes run a broad range of cases. Fortunately, you do have the option
to ask the courts to remove those charges from your record, as though
nothing had ever happened. As always, you can find legal counsel from
our Plano drug crime attorney if you are facing a drug charge or need
assistance with any other type of criminal case.
We are here to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future!
Call the firm today at (972) 635-4224.