If you've received a link to this page from your Lawyer, then Congratulations -- your case was dismissed. If you have not received it yet, a copy (or the original) Order of Dismissal will be mailed to you.
Expunctions & Clearing Your Record. Because the case ended in a Dismissal, you are eligible for an Expunction. This means you're entitled under Texas Law to seek destruction of your records pertaining to the citation/ticket, arrest, and subsequent court case.
For more information on Expunctions, please check out: Expunction Info or Expunction Process on our website. We are also working on launching a new Expunction Lawyer website that deals primarily with Clearing your Criminal Record. The test site can be found at: www.expunction-lawyer.com.
When can you file an Expunction? An Expunction is typically available when the Statute of limitations has run, which is basically a waiting period that begins on the day of the offense. Misdemeanors (A/B) have a two-year waiting statute of limitations. If you were only charged with a Class C Misdemeanor, please call us, as the new laws that took effect this year have complicated the wait times.
For example, if your offense was committed on January 1, 2010, and the case is later dismissed, you would be eligible to have the offense Expunged on January 1, 2012. There are a few exceptions, and offenses more serious than Misdemeanors can have longer waiting periods.***
***Early Expunctions. In some cases, you might be eligible for an Early Expunction. Call us to see how you might be eligible.
When the time is right, we would be happy to discuss an Expunction with you. If you prefer, we can offer a quote now, and then email out a reminder when you're eligible!
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Keates Law Firm, 700 Lavaca, #1400
Austin TX 78701
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