June 11th, 2012 at 6:08 pm
Criminal Record Expungement basically means getting your criminal record or a conviction erased completely in the eyes of the law. It’s like the crime never happened and the conviction never happened either. Nobody can ever see it and there are good reasons to have this done if you qualify for it in Texas; you will want to have your record expunged.
- Working and employed people will find it hard to cope with work or continue with jobs after a conviction. Current employees may be terminated and future employers may refuse to employ you once they find out about your criminal record.
- Having a criminal record will also put obstacles in your way of applying for a loan. Many banks and other institutions may hesitate before loaning you money and they will definitely charge a high interest rate to you. Students may not receive any loan or even financial aid from their institutions if they are found with a criminal record.
- If you apply for insurance and the insurance company finds a conviction on you criminal record, they may charge extremely high insurance premiums and depending upon the type of crime, they may not offer any kind of insurance to you.
- Another major problem that can arise is in housing. A lot of private landlords and other housing and real estate agencies may refuse to provide you with services or provide you with housing if you have a criminal record.
- A criminal record will definitely restrict your rights to possess or purchase any kind of firearm. Gun ownership and possessing other kinds of armor may be restricted or even banned for people with a criminal record.
If you have been convicted for an offense in Texas and were acquitted, were arrested and a case against you was dismissed, or successfully completed a deferred adjudication period, you may be eligible to expunge the record. Contact an experienced Texas expungement attorney and help clear the way for yourself today.