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Having a criminal record can reduce your chance of getting a job offer by 50%.1

1. Binyamin Applebaum. Out of Trouble, but Criminal Records Keep Men Out of Work, NYTimes.com, February 28, 2015.

Dallas Expungement Lawyer

It’s no secret that criminal charges can have long-lasting effects on your chances of getting a job, obtaining professional licenses, getting a mortgage, renting an apartment, adopting children, and more.

What most Texans don’t know is that even if a Dallas charge was dismissed or a person was found not guilty, the arrest and charge stay on their criminal record forever.

This is where legal remedies like record expunction and orders of nondisclosure can provide life-changing help.

What is Criminal Record Expunction?

Commonly referred to as expungement, expunction is a legal process that allows a person to completely remove or destroy any records of a previous criminal offense. Expunction is usually available for criminal charges that were dismissed, acquitted, or resolved through court-ordered pretrial diversion programs.

For an expansive overview of Texas expunction law, see the Texas expunction statute here or read our Texas Expungement Guide.

What is an Order of Nondisclosure?

An order of nondisclosure is a legal strategy and filing that allows for the sealing of certain arrest records. When records are sealed they are only visible to certain state agencies. These agencies are required to seal the records and may not disseminate the information to private employers, lenders, or the public.

For a detailed overview of Texas nondisclosure law, review the Texas nondisclosure statute here or browse our Texas Nondisclosure Guide.

How Does Expungement & Nondisclosure Work in Dallas?

Expunctions and nondisclosures in Dallas typically work the same way. First, your Dallas expungement lawyer will file a petition for expunction of records is filed with the civil district clerk. Although the original case was a criminal charge, all expunctions are civil lawsuits that need to be filed in civil court.

The petition for expunction will meet certain technical requirements and include a request for the judge to order destruction of your criminal records.

After the petition is filed and the filing fee is paid at the Dallas County Clerk’s office, the petition will be served upon the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. The State will have an opportunity to oppose your expunction and will file documents accordingly.

If the State chooses to oppose your expunction, there will likely be more back and forth before the court sets the hearing. If there is no opposition, the court will set your case for hearing. At the hearing, the judge will decide whether to grant your requested relief. When you hire a Dallas expungement attorney, you do NOT have to go to court. Your attorney will handle all of this for you.

If the judge rules in your favor, your lawyer will file the court’s order with the court clerk and request service upon every State agency suspected to have a record of your arrest.

How Can a Dallas Expungement Lawyer Help You?

#1. Eligibility Determination

The crucial first step in expunction or nondisclosure is determining if you’re eligible. If you petition the court for relief and you are not eligible, you could lose several hundred dollars in filing fees (and a lot of time). Your Dallas record clearing attorney will research your record and any applicable laws before filing your petition.

#2. Drafting & Filing of Legal Documents

Petitions for expunction and (especially) nondisclosure are known to have “hyper-technical” requirements. It’s not uncommon for the State to oppose an expunction or nondisclosure if the smallest detail is not included in the petition. An experienced record clearing attorney can ensure that your documents are drafted correctly so your case will be granted without the needs for corrections and subsequent hearings. We’ll also file the petition in the court office.

#3. Service of the Order Upon State Agencies

If even the judge gives a favorable ruling, the case is not over. The court’s order needs to be served upon State agencies with records of your criminal charge so they know to seal or destroy those records. Your Dallas attorney will do all of that for you.

How Much Does an Expunction Cost in Dallas, TX?

We have multiple options available with flat-rates starting at $695.00. 

How Much Does an Order of Nondisclosure Cost in Dallas County, TX?

We have multiple options available with flat-rates starting at $595.00

For more information on benefits and pricing, see our expungement and nondisclosure pricing section.

Article Written By:

Eric Ramos

Dallas Expunction Attorney

Dallas Expungement Lawyer

What Courts Do We Clear Records In?

We represent clients for expunctions and orders of nondisclosure in the following Dallas Courts. If your court is not listed here, we still may be able to help. Call us at (210) 967-6500.

Dallas County Criminal Courthouse

Dallas County Criminal Courthouse

Dallas County Criminal Courthouse

Address: 133 N Riverfront Blvd # 10, Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: (214) 653-5605

Dallas Municipal Court

Dallas Municipal Court

Dallas Municipal Court

2014 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: (214) 670-0109

Dallas Criminal Record Clearing

Having a criminal record can reduce your chance of getting a job offer by 50%.1

1. Binyamin Applebaum. Out of Trouble, but Criminal Records Keep Men Out of Work, NYTimes.com, February 28, 2015.

Dallas Expungement Lawyer

It’s no secret that criminal charges can have long-lasting effects on your chances of getting a job, obtaining professional licenses, getting a mortgage, renting an apartment, adopting children, and more.

What most Texans don’t know is that even if a Dallas charge was dismissed or a person was found not guilty, the arrest and charge stay on their criminal record forever.

This is where legal remedies like record expunction and orders of nondisclosure can provide life-changing help.

What is Criminal Record Expunction?

Commonly referred to as expungement, expunction is a legal process that allows a person to completely remove or destroy any records of a previous criminal offense. Expunction is usually available for criminal charges that were dismissed, acquitted, or resolved through court-ordered pretrial diversion programs.

For an expansive overview of Texas expunction law, see the Texas expunction statute here or read our Texas Expungement Guide.

What is an Order of Nondisclosure?

An order of nondisclosure is a legal strategy and filing that allows for the sealing of certain arrest records. When records are sealed they are only visible to certain state agencies. These agencies are required to seal the records and may not disseminate the information to private employers, lenders, or the public.

For a detailed overview of Texas nondisclosure law, review the Texas nondisclosure statute here or browse our Texas Nondisclosure Guide.

How Does Expungement & Nondisclosure Work in Dallas?

Expunctions and nondisclosures in Dallas typically work the same way. First, your Dallas expungement lawyer will file a petition for expunction of records is filed with the civil district clerk. Although the original case was a criminal charge, all expunctions are civil lawsuits that need to be filed in civil court.

The petition for expunction will meet certain technical requirements and include a request for the judge to order destruction of your criminal records.

After the petition is filed and the filing fee is paid at the Dallas County Clerk’s office, the petition will be served upon the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. The State will have an opportunity to oppose your expunction and will file documents accordingly.

If the State chooses to oppose your expunction, there will likely be more back and forth before the court sets the hearing. If there is no opposition, the court will set your case for hearing. At the hearing, the judge will decide whether to grant your requested relief. When you hire a Dallas expungement attorney, you do NOT have to go to court. Your attorney will handle all of this for you.

If the judge rules in your favor, your lawyer will file the court’s order with the court clerk and request service upon every State agency suspected to have a record of your arrest.

How Can a Dallas Expungement Attorney Help You?

#1. Eligibility Determination

The crucial first step in expunction or nondisclosure is determining if you’re eligible. If you petition the court for relief and you are not eligible, you could lose several hundred dollars in filing fees (and a lot of time). Your Dallas record clearing attorney will research your record and any applicable laws before filing your petition.

#2. Drafting & Filing of Legal Documents

Petitions for expunction and (especially) nondisclosure are known to have “hyper-technical” requirements. It’s not uncommon for the State to oppose an expunction or nondisclosure if the smallest detail is not included in the petition. An experienced record clearing attorney can ensure that your documents are drafted correctly so your case will be granted without the needs for corrections and subsequent hearings. We’ll also file the petition in the court office.

#3. Service of the Order Upon State Agencies

If even the judge gives a favorable ruling, the case is not over. The court’s order needs to be served upon State agencies with records of your criminal charge so they know to seal or destroy those records. Your Dallas attorney will do all of that for you.

How Much Does an Expunction Cost in Dallas, TX?

We have multiple options available with flat-rates starting at $695.00. 

How Much Does an Order of Nondisclosure Cost in Dallas County, TX?

We have multiple options available with flat-rates starting at $595.00

For more information on benefits and pricing, see our expungement and nondisclosure pricing section.

Article Written By:

Eric Ramos

Dallas Expunction Attorney

Dallas Expungement Lawyer

What Courts Do We Clear Records In?

We represent clients for expunctions and orders of nondisclosure in the following City of Dallas and Dallas County Courts. If your court is not listed here, we still may be able to help. Call us at (210) 967-6500.

Dallas County Criminal Courthouse

Dallas County Criminal Courthouse

Dallas County Criminal Courthouse

 

Address: 133 N Riverfront Blvd # 10, Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: (214) 653-5605

Dallas Municipal Court

Dallas Municipal Court

Dallas Municipal Court

2014 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: (214) 670-0109

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Consultation/Eligibility Review: $50.00-$75.00

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  • $695.00*
  • *Filing fees not included
  • Attorney Pre-Screen & Guarantee
    You fill out a 60 second survey and the attorney will check to make sure you're eligible for expungement. If you're not, we'll refund 100% of your payment ($695.00)
  • Copy of Texas Background Check
    We'll perform a background check through the State of Texas central criminal database (CCD) and provide you with a complete copy.
  • Attorney Drafts All Documents
    No robots or glitchy software here! When you hire us, you get attorney Eric Ramos to personally draft your legal documents.
  • We Give You Filing Instructions
    We will give you detailed instructions on the where and how to file your case. Our guide covers everything from the first filing to the last step of serving agencies with copies of the expunciton order. We'll even tell you how to communicate with the State prosecutor and what to expect at your court hearing in front of a judge.
  • Go to Court on Your Own Schedule
    Once your expungement petition (lawsuit) is drafted, you can go to court to file it during their normal operating hours. The court clerk will give you a confirmation document, forward your case to the prosecutor, and assign a hearing date.
  • See Plan Details
    This is similar to that other "Easy" service except you get a real, live attorney to draft the documents for you. You won't get that level of care elsewhere!
Most Popular

Do It For Me

  • $995.00*
  • *Filing fees not included
  • Attorney Pre-Screen & Guarantee
    You fill out a 60 second survey and the attorney will check to make sure you're eligible for expungement. If you're not, we'll refund 100% of your payment ($895.00)
  • Copy of Texas Background Check
    We'll perform a background check through the State of Texas central criminal database (CCD) and provide you with a complete copy.
  • Attorney Drafts All Documents
    No robots or glitchy software here! When you hire us, you get attorney Eric Ramos to personally draft your legal documents.
  • We File All Documents for You
    Don't be left in the lurch. Filing your own documents means driving to the courthouse, paying for parking, waiting in line, and hoping everything is correct so your petition doesn't get rejected. Why worry about it? Let us do it for you!
  • We Go to Court for You
    Every case requires a hearing. The hearing can be contested by the prosecutors for the state or not. Either way, you have to show up to court to attend your hearing. If the Judge grants your expunction, you still have to file the documents with the court clerk. Overall, the process can take several hours. Avoid the stress and confusion and let us handle everything for you.
  • Online Access to Your File
    We'll give you inside access to our case management system so you can view your case notes, updates, and documents.
  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, qui enim nusquam minimu ad, duo utamur legimus ad, id nec eleifend perpetua. Et erant paulo quo.
  • See Plan Details
    This is our most popular service. We do all of the work for you. Don't worry about double checking documents, filing them, or attending a court hearing. Choose this option if you want to know your case is being handled by a professional. You'll be happy you made the investment!
Top Tier

Give Me The Works

  • $1,695.00
  • Includes filing fees
  • Attorney Pre-Screen & Guarantee
    You fill out a 60 second survey and the attorney will check to make sure you're eligible for expungement. If you're not, we'll refund 100% of your payment ($1,695.00)
  • Copy of Texas Background Check
    We'll perform a background check through the State of Texas central criminal database (CCD) and provide you with a complete copy.
  • Attorney Drafts All Documents
    No robots or glitchy software here! When you hire us, you get attorney Eric Ramos to personally draft your legal documents.
  • We File All Documents for You

    Don't be left in the lurch. Filing your own documents means driving to the courthouse, paying for parking, waiting in line, and hoping everything is correct so your petition doesn't get rejected. Why worry about it? Let us do it for you!
  • We Go to Court for You

    Every case requires a hearing. The hearing can be contested by the prosecutors for the state or not. Either way, you have to show up to court to attend your hearing. If the Judge grants your expunction, you still have to file the documents with the court clerk. Overall, the process can take several hours. Avoid the stress and confusion and let us handle everything for you.
  • Online Access to Your File

    We'll give you inside access to our case management system so you can view your case notes, updates, and documents.
  • Receive Updates by Text & Email

    We'll assign a private text number just for you. We'll send you updates from that number and you can text us back at any time - day or night!
  •   "Clean Slate" Eliminator Add-On

    After you have had your criminal record expunged, sealed, or otherwise cleared by the court, private background check companies may still be reporting your criminal record to potential employers and landlords. To help solve this problem, RecordPurge.com will send out a copy of your expungement order to help clear criminal records from over 650 private background check companies.
  • See Plan Details
    This really is the works! We do all of the work for you. Don't worry about double checking documents, filing them, or attending a court hearing. Choose this option if you want to know your case is being handled by a professional. In addition to notifying state agencies that your record has been cleared, we'll forward the order of nondisclosure to hundreds of private background check companies with our eliminator package. You'll be happy you made the investment!
Nondisclosure Pricing
Save $$

Help Me Out

  • $595.00*
  • *Filing fees not included
  • Attorney Pre-Screen & Guarantee
    You fill out a 60 second survey and the attorney will check to make sure you're eligible for expungement. If you're not, we'll refund 100% of your payment ($595.00)
  • Copy of Texas Background Check
    We'll perform a background check through the State of Texas central criminal database (CCD) and provide you with a complete copy.
  • Attorney Drafts All Documents
    No robots or glitchy software here! When you hire us, you get attorney Eric Ramos to personally draft your legal documents.
  • We Give You Filing Instructions
    We will give you detailed instructions on the where and how to file your case. Our guide covers everything from the first filing to the last step of serving agencies with copies of the expunciton order. We'll even tell you how to communicate with the State prosecutor and what to expect at your court hearing in front of a judge.
  • Go to Court on Your Own Schedule
    Once your expungement petition (lawsuit) is drafted, you can go to court to file it during their normal operating hours. The court clerk will give you a confirmation document, forward your case to the prosecutor, and assign a hearing date.
  • See Plan Details
    This is similar to that other "Easy" service except you get a real, live attorney to draft the documents for you. You won't get that level of care elsewhere!
Most Popular

Do It For Me

  • $895.00*
  • *Filing fees not included
  • Attorney Pre-Screen & Guarantee
    You fill out a 60 second survey and the attorney will check to make sure you're eligible for expungement. If you're not, we'll refund 100% of your payment ($895.00)
  • Copy of Texas Background Check
    We'll perform a background check through the State of Texas central criminal database (CCD) and provide you with a complete copy.
  • Attorney Drafts All Documents
    No robots or glitchy software here! When you hire us, you get attorney Eric Ramos to personally draft your legal documents.
  • We File All Documents for You
    Don't be left in the lurch. Filing your own documents means driving to the courthouse, paying for parking, waiting in line, and hoping everything is correct so your petition doesn't get rejected. Why worry about it? Let us do it for you!
  • We Go to Court for You
    Every case requires a hearing. The hearing can be contested by the prosecutors for the state or not. Either way, you have to show up to court to attend your hearing. If the Judge grants your expunction, you still have to file the documents with the court clerk. Overall, the process can take several hours. Avoid the stress and confusion and let us handle everything for you.
  • Online Access to Your File
    We'll give you inside access to our case management system so you can view your case notes, updates, and documents.
  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, qui enim nusquam minimu ad, duo utamur legimus ad, id nec eleifend perpetua. Et erant paulo quo.
  • See Plan Details
    This is our most popular service. We do all of the work for you. Don't worry about double checking documents, filing them, or attending a court hearing. Choose this option if you want to know your case is being handled by a professional. You'll be happy you made the investment!
Top Tier

Give Me The Works

  • $1,595.00
  • Includes filing fees
  • Attorney Pre-Screen & Guarantee
    You fill out a 60 second survey and the attorney will check to make sure you're eligible for expungement. If you're not, we'll refund 100% of your payment ($1,595.00)
  • Copy of Texas Background Check
    We'll perform a background check through the State of Texas central criminal database (CCD) and provide you with a complete copy.
  • Attorney Drafts All Documents
    No robots or glitchy software here! When you hire us, you get attorney Eric Ramos to personally draft your legal documents.
  • We File All Documents for You

    Don't be left in the lurch. Filing your own documents means driving to the courthouse, paying for parking, waiting in line, and hoping everything is correct so your petition doesn't get rejected. Why worry about it? Let us do it for you!
  • We Go to Court for You

    Every case requires a hearing. The hearing can be contested by the prosecutors for the state or not. Either way, you have to show up to court to attend your hearing. If the Judge grants your expunction, you still have to file the documents with the court clerk. Overall, the process can take several hours. Avoid the stress and confusion and let us handle everything for you.
  • Online Access to Your File

    We'll give you inside access to our case management system so you can view your case notes, updates, and documents.
  • Receive Updates by Text & Email

    We'll assign a private text number just for you. We'll send you updates from that number and you can text us back at any time - day or night!
  •   "Clean Slate" Eliminator Add-On

    This really is the works! We do all of the work for you. Don't worry about double checking documents, filing them, or attending a court hearing. Choose this option if you want to know your case is being handled by a professional. In addition to notifying state agencies that your record has been cleared, we'll forward the order of nondisclosure to hundreds of private background check companies with our eliminator package. You'll be happy you made the investment.
  • See Plan Details
    This really is the works! We do all of the work for you. Don't worry about double checking documents, filing them, or attending a court hearing. Choose this option if you want to know your case is being handled by a professional. In addition to notifying state agencies that your record has been cleared, we'll forward the order of nondisclosure to hundreds of private background check companies with our eliminator package. You'll be happy you made the investment!
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Class C Misdemeanor Defense: $495.00

We charge a flat rate of $495.00 for all misdemeanors in San Antonio Municipal Court. This amount includes ALL fines, court costs, and attorney’s fees. We do not handle these cases in any other courts.

– Theft Under $100.00

– Theft of Service

– Public Intoxication

– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

– Assault (non-family)

– Most other class C misdemeanors

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– Eric Ramos,  Dallas, TX Expunction Attorney

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