An order of non-disclosure directs entities, such as courts and law enforcement agencies, which have information about a criminal offense on your record, not to release that information to anyone except law enforcement and government agencies.
If you are charged with certain misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses, and successfully complete a deferred adjudication program resulting in subsequent dismissal of your charges, you may benefit from obtaining an order of non-disclosure. It should be noted that an order of nondisclosure applies to particular criminal offenses. The order does not apply to all offenses that may be on your criminal record.
Expunction of Criminal Records:
An Expunction is the erasure of records of arrests in which charges were never filed, the case was dismissed, or the Defendant was found not guilty after a trial. Defendants who have been placed under a custodial or noncustodial arrest for the commission of a felony or misdemeanor are entitled to have all records and files relating to the arrest expunged if the person has been released and the charge, if any, has not resulted in a final conviction and is no longer pending and there was no court-ordered community supervision.
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The Law Office of Joyce M. Phoenix, PLLC has been serving clients in Texas and Fort Bend County for over 22 years as a locally owned and operated law firm. We are conveniently located a mile from the courthouse and can even provide consultations to clients in jail. We also have a notary on-site.
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