One of the most detrimental consequences of a brush with the law remains in effect long after your sentence is complete: having a criminal record.
Fortunately, in many cases, you can have your criminal record expunged or sealed from public view. This means it will no longer show up on criminal background checks. The expunction process, however, does require working with the court system, which in most situations is arduous and time-consuming. This scares many people off.
This is actually a common misconception about expunction, though. In many cases, your hearing date is set within only 30 days.
We’ve put together a guide covering Texas expunction law, including which offenses are eligible for expunction and when, and how the process [...]