There are few things more damaging to an individual than receiving a criminal record, however, we all make mistakes, and here at the Gonzalez Law Group, we recognize this, which is why will aggressively fight your charges to help ensure you do not receive a criminal record. Please continue reading to learn more about criminal records in Texas and how obtaining one may affect you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the consequences of receiving a criminal record?
Of course, when you are convicted of a crime, the immediate ramifications are most likely either hefty fines and/or a jail/prison sentence. However, once you do your time and are ready to go back out into the world again, you will most likely find that your criminal record makes it exceedingly difficult to go about your life as you once have. For example, oftentimes, obtaining a criminal record can prevent you from securing employment, renting out certain homes, living in certain areas, or even taking out certain loans. If you are an immigrant here in the U.S. and obtain a criminal record, in certain cases, it may even warrant your deportation. This is why if you are facing criminal charges, you must hire an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney who can fight those charges.
What crimes are eligible for expungement in Texas?
In certain cases, you may have your criminal record expunged, such as if you were a minor and committed a certain alcohol-related offense, or if you were convicted of certain qualifying misdemeanor juvenile defenses. However, unfortunately, most crimes do not qualify for expungement, which is why you need to hire an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney who can fight to have your charges mitigated, or altogether dropped, right from the outset. The crimes listed below do not qualify for expungement in Texas:
- Crimes that warrant you registering as a sex offender
- Domestic violence offenses
- Human trafficking
- Aggravated kidnapping
- Child endangerment
If you are facing criminal charges in Texas, please do not hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable Texas criminal defense attorneys today. Your future may be at stake, and we are here to protect it. Give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you.
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We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.