Offenses That Are and Are Not Eligible

Texas Nondisclosure & Expunction Limitations

Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Dedicated to Clearing Your Record

Understanding the limitations of an expunction or a nondisclosure petition early on can help you make an intelligent and informed plan about how to deal with your criminal record. There are real benefits to taking steps toward clearing your record, and our law firm receives calls every day asking how that might be possible. Knowing whether you are eligible is the first step in pursuing these options.

At the David E. Cook law office in Bedford, Texas, we counsel clients who are seeking a second chance or the benefits of a clean record. For 15 years, our attorney has helped people in Tarrant County and throughout the Fort Worth area. We put that experience and commitment to client service behind every case.

Are You Excluded From Record Clearing?

Limitations for an expunction are very simple. You must have been cleared of all charges either through an outright dismissal (dismissals after deferred adjudication probation do NOT qualify) or a not-guilty verdict.

Limitations for a nondisclosure petition are more complex than expunctions, but there are certain offenses that are excluded from nondisclosure. Those offenses include:

  • Indecency with a child
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Prohibited sexual conduct (incest)
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Burglary of a habitation with intent to commit any of the above offenses
  • Compelling prostitution
  • Sexual performance by a child
  • Possession or promotion of child pornography
  • Unlawful restraint, kidnapping, or aggravated kidnapping of a person younger than 17
  • Attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the above offenses
  • Capital murder
  • Murder
  • Injury to a child, elderly or disabled individual
  • Abandoning or endangering a child
  • Violation of protective order or magistrate’s order
  • Stalking
  • Any other offense involving family violence

If you believe you may be eligible for expungement or a nondisclosure petition, or if you are uncertain about your options and need dependable legal guidance, contact our lawyer today to schedule a free initial consultation.

You can reach us by phone at 817-545-3309 or contact us online.