In the State of Texas, there are two different methods of cleaning or sealing one’s record.
The first, and most desired, is an expunction. An expunction does more than seal your records, it completely destroys them. If you receive an expunctionthere will be no record of the offense. As you will see below, however, expunctions are very difficult to get.
On the other hand, a non-disclosure merely seals your record. If you receive a non-disclosure, your employer will not be able to see the offense, but government agencies and police will. In other words, there are a few legally excepted entities that may still see your record even if a non-disclosure is granted (i.e., school districts, police departments, etc.).
It is very helpful to seal or clean your record, because everyone makes mistakes. The Coffey Firm is here to help you legally put those mistakes behind you.
The specific facts of a case will always be a factor when determining eligibility for either an expunction or nondisclosure. However, both have their own specific eligibility requirements.