An expunction is the process of removing arrests and convictions from your public record and only allowing law enforcement agencies access to continue to view them.
Without an expunction, your criminal history can be viewed by schools, employers and housing authorities to name a few. Having your record expunged will allow you to start anew, with a clean slate.
Circumstances For Expungement
Under Texas state law you may be eligible for an expunction under these circumstances:
- If you have been arrested, but not charged
- If you have been found not guilty
- If you have had your criminal case dismissed
- If you have had your case dismissed after serving deferred adjudication probation for a class C misdemeanor
- Misdemeanor or felony charge where you were acquitted or found not guilty by a judge or jury
- Even if you obtained a final conviction for one charge, other aspects, such as your arrest record, of your criminal record may be expunged when the conviction involves a lesser offense.
An expunction may take several months to be approved by the Texas courts, but is well worth the wait. You must hire an experienced lawyer in Texas with knowledge of state laws that govern the expunction of criminal records.
What Kind Of Clients Seek Us Out?
The Mingledorff Law Firm has represented all of the following individuals with any criminal blemish in their past:
- College student seeking a job
- Medical professional (doctor, nurse, pharmacist)
- Peace officer
- Teachers, including high school, middle school, elementary school, college professors
- Military personnel of all types
Mingledorff Law Firm is known throughout the region for getting criminal records expunged. We are active at all Texas universities in expunging criminal records of students.
A Valuable Resource To College Students
Mingledorff Law Firm is familiar with all criminal courts dealing expunctions with the following universities:
- Texas A&M University
- University of Texas
- University of Houston
- Texas Southern University
- Texas State University
- Sam Houston State University
- Rice University
- Texas Tech University
Mingledorff Law Firm has also been active representing high school students in all criminal courts. We protect our student clients so that their careers are not destroyed by stupid mistakes.
We have enjoyed success representing young adults in college and high school for criminal charges, obtaining expunctions for the most common offenses:
- Drugs — possession of controlled substances
- Possession of marijuana
- Sexual assault
- Criminal mischief
- All other criminal offenses
PARENTS: Mingledorff Law Firm is experienced in getting criminal cases dismissed for all students: college, high school and juvenile. Some recent examples:
Student at local university charged with
burglary of a habitation
High school student charged with
possession of dangerous drugs
High school student charged with
Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation Now At 281-810-9721
Mingledorff Law Firm is your lawyer choice if you are a student charged with any crime. Ken Mingledorff is a former special judge in criminal matters, and Judy Mingledorff is a former special crimes prosecutor. Together, they have over 60 years in experience.
To learn more about our experienced, hands-on approach to criminal defense, please contact us at 281-810-9721 to arrange a free, no-obligation initial consultation.