Lawyer for Nondisclosure in Fort Worth
What is an Order of Nondisclosure?
Nondisclosure is the sealing of your criminal records after deferred adjudication
(probation and the subsequent dismissal of charges) has been successfully
completed. Having your records sealed away from public view does not occur
automatically after this process. You must petition for a nondisclosure order.
Once the order is granted it is no longer legal for law enforcement agencies
to release your criminal records, and to all intents and purposes, your
arrest and sentence for deferred adjudication no longer exists. (The only
exception to this is release of records to certain agencies for a subsequent
The Nondisclosure Process
To be approved for nondisclosure you must, firstly, have successfully completed
deferred adjudication, and secondly, completed the waiting period of 2
years for certain misdemeanors and five years for felonies. In Texas it
is not mandatory for juvenile records to be sealed once adulthood is reached,
so it would also be beneficial to pursue the sealing of juvenile criminal
offense records with an order of nondisclosure. It takes from 3 to five
months to complete this process, so starting as soon possible after your
deferred adjudication has been completed is in your best interest.
Choose the Counsel of The Alband Law Firm
Today the majority of employers do background checks on prospective employees.
Such checks are also used by schools, colleges, landlords, and for credit
purposes. Having your records sealed is something that is vital to do
so that your criminal history does not negatively impact your life in
the future. An attorney from our qualified legal team can explain how
the nondisclosure process works and may be able to help you get your records sealed.
Our firm can answer your questions, let you know if you are eligible, and
perform all of the legal actions necessary for the granting of the order
of nondisclosure in your case.