Understanding Expunction of Records in El Paso

A person shaking hands with a future employer New years are great for fresh starts. Many people take this time to reflect on the year that was and the one that awaits. This, often, manifests in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. But when was the last time anyone actually committed to a resolution? If you’d like to change your life in the most positive way possible, you should have your records expunged! Yes, we understand this may not be a common resolution but it’s as great a time as any to have your records expunged.

What Expunction Means

When records are expunged, they will not be able to be accessed during background checks. In fact, once records have been expunged, you may not be required to disclose it at all. This means you’ll be able to apply to jobs or for housing without fear of what your potential employer or landlord will find during the background check.  You’ll be able to deny that you’ve been arrested or that your records have been expunged at all. 

How Expunction of Records Works in El Paso

If the idea of expunction has piqued your interest, then you should keep reading! In order for your criminal record to qualify for expunction, you must have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony. In addition to this, you must either have been acquitted at trial, convicted and pardoned or found innocent, charged but the case was dismissed and the statute of limitations expired, or you were not formally charged with a crime. It may sound confusing but this is where your criminal defense lawyer comes into play.

The Expunction Filing Process

If you believe your criminal record can be expunged, it’s time to speak with a lawyer. The Aranda Law Firm specializes in record expunction and, as such, we’re ready to help you! By expunging your records, you’ll be able to look ahead towards your future without fear of missing on great opportunities due to your criminal record. Give us a call to find out more about what we can do to help. If you’re uncertain about whether or not your criminal record can be expunged, don’t worry. We’ll be able to concisely ascertain the stance on your current situation and, before long, your records will be expunged. Take the first steps towards living a life without fearing for your past. The Aranda Law Firm is here to help.