If You Completed Pretrial Diversion, Get an Expunction. Now.

If you were accepted into the pretrial diversion program and you completed that program, you need to get an expunction. Now. In many situations, even if you’ll be eligible to get your record cleaned up with an expunction you have a waiting period before you’re eligible to clean up your record. When you complete a pretrial diversion program in Texas, there’s no waiting period and no reason to wait.   I have Read More

What Happens When Your Case is Dismissed?

Great news, you just found out that your case was dismissed. The bad news is that there's still more for you to do. When you’re case is dismissed, usually the prosecutor has decided to drop your case instead of taking it to trial. There are situations where the court can dismiss your case, but it’s usually the prosecutor and not the judge dismissing your case. As long as the statute of limitations has not passed, Read More

Erase Your Criminal History with an Expunction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbMHssuoOmg&t=1s Being arrested for a crime is a terrible experience to go through. Getting your case dismissed is a big victory, but it only gets you halfway to where you want to go. Even though your case was dismissed, your charge will still show up on background checks and you’ll still have to disclose your arrest when applying for jobs and housing. To erase your arrest and Read More

How You Can Keep a DWI from Affecting Your Future

If you don’t know my story, I was arrested and charged with DWI in 2001. It was a difficult thing to go through when it happened. It was just as difficult every time I applied for a job, when I applied for law school, and when I applied for my law license because I would have to explain that I had been arrested and why I had been arrested. What I didn’t know until I became a lawyer was that there are things that Read More