I was charged with class C theft misdemeanor In November 2012. In January 2013, they told me that if I stayed out of the trouble for 6 months my case will be dismissed. How can I get this expunged? My main concern is how to clean this up from my record. How much the lawyers will charge to get it done and when can i get it expunged? Can you help me find a lawyer in Lufkin?
Gary Churak's Answer
Under Texas Law a deferred disposition of a Class C misdemeanor, your six months stay out of trouble probation, qualifies you for an Expunction. An Expunction is a civil lawsuit filed with the District Clerk in the County where the offense occurred seeking a sealing of the criminal case. All law enforcement agencies and courts who have information regarding your case are served with notice of the Petition. It may take up tom six months to get your Order of Expunction depending on the County. Once the Order is signed by the Judge all the law enforcement agencies and courts that have information on your case are Ordered to remove that information from there records. This could take up to a year or more. Lawyers charged differently for their services. Contact some attorneys in your local area and discuss what they can do for you and what it will cost. Go with the attorney that you feel most comfortable with. Check the internet for local attorneys. Good Luck.