An expungement is the process by which a conviction is removed from your records. Ultimately, an expungement makes it possible for you to gain employment that would otherwise be unavailable to you.
You may be eligible for expungement if criminal charges against you have been dismissed, you were found not guilty, you were pardoned, someone used your name or identification when you were arrested, you were a juvenile who completed a deferred sentence, or you were a first-time offender of underage drinking.
Some convictions carry consequences that cannot be removed by an expungement, such as sex offender registration.
It is also possible to have your records sealed. While sealing your records does not completely remove the conviction from your record, it will not show up on a background check.
The Harris County District Attorney’s office notified defense lawyers on Wednesday that a crime-scene investigator made errors in 65 cases.
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After and expert's qualifications have been questioned, there are nearly 10 years of DWI cases being under review in Harris County.
After being questioned about her credentials in DWI cases, a woman responds publicly.
Expert witness has been accused of lying on the stand and moved down to a lower level position.