Expungement Lawyer in Lubbock, Texas
Experienced Advocacy & a Reputation for Superior Representation
The consequences of a criminal background in today’s world can be frustratingly pervasive. When sentenced to imprisonment, fines, probation, or community service, the courts certainly do not include ostracization from the workforce as part of the punishment, and yet more often than not, after you have diligently paid your debts to society, society refuses to take you back. Lubbock Criminal Defense Attorney Cynthia Mendoza offers compassionate representation and will advocate for your rights, which is why she includes expungement in her practice areas of law.
Tired of your criminal background hanging over you? Talk to a Lubbock expungement lawyer to see if you are eligible for expunction today. Call (806) 424-0900 for a free case evaluation. Se habla español.
What Is Expungement?
Expungement (also called expunction) is the process of re-opening a case to change one’s record to “dismissed without guilt.” In a practical sense, this means that when applying for a new school or job, your past conviction will not show up on your background check (though your arrest might). It allows you to confidently and honestly state “no” when asked of the existence of any prior convictions.
How Does It Work?
When you contact the Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza, she can walk you through each step and serve as your personal legal guide. She can start by examining the specifics of your background to determine which type of expungement is the best route to take. You may need to work with her to return to the same court where your conviction took place to receive a pardon or a deferred adjudication. Then, your attorney can help you file a motion to ask the judge to expunge or seal past records. If expungement is not an option, your attorney may be able to help you file for other options.
What Are Other Options?
In the state of Texas, different crimes are handled in unique ways. For example, if you were convicted of a class C misdemeanor with a deferred adjudication, or were sentenced to community supervision, you may be eligible to begin the expungement process. For more severe crimes, other options are available.
Depending on your situation may need to take the route of:
- Deferred adjudication
- Sealing (order of non-disclosure)
- A conviction set-aside
- Probation termination
- Juvenile record-sealing
- Civil rights restoration
Talk with experienced Lubbock Expungement Attorney Cynthia Mendoza about the specifics of your case at (806) 424-0900.